Roles and Responsibilities for Defending the Nation from Cyber Attack, Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, October 19, 2017   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the October 19, 2017 hearing titled "The Roles and Responsibilities for Defending the Nation from Cyber Attack," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of John McCain: "Not a week passes that we do not read about some disturbing new incident: cyber attacks against our government systems and critical infrastructure, data breaches that compromise sensitive information of our citizens and companies, attempts to manipulate public opinion through social media, and of course attacks against the fundamentals of our democratic system and process. Those are just the ones that we know about. This is a totally new kind of threat, as we all know. Our adversaries, both state and non-state actors, view the entire information domain as a battlespace, and across it, they are waging a new kind of war against us, a war involving but extending beyond our military, to include our infrastructure, our businesses, and our people. The Department of Defense has a critical role to play in this new kind of war, but it cannot succeed alone. To be clear, we are not succeeding." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John McCain, Jack Reed, Kenneth P. Rapuano, Scott Smith, and Christopher C. Krebs.

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S. Hrg. 115-597; Senate Hearing 115-597
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