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House Armed Services Committee members from both parties pushed against the Pentagon's cost-saving plans to reduce the size of the Army and Marine Corps.
Top Pentagon officials defended Defense Secretary Robert Gates' proposed multibillion-dollar cuts in military spending.
The House Armed Services Committee held its first meeting of the 112th Congress on Thursday, approving new rules, an oversight plan, and announcing the leaders and members of subcommittees. Committee Chairman Buck McKeon said the panel will hold its first oversight hearing next week.
The leadership of several key defense committees will change hands as a result of the 2010 midterm elections. The transfer of power is expected to reshape defense oversight in the House.
Congressmen Skelton and Davis say legislation would apply the lessons learned from Goldwater-Nichols Act to more than 13 agencies to help promote collaboration and understanding of each other's roles. The bill calls for a two-year detail for each senior official to learn how other national security agencies work.
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Federal Security Spotlight examines the stand-up of the new DoD Cyber Command, to be lead by General Keith Alexander. This week, we bring you a portion of a House Armed Services Committee hearing where Alexander testified.
September 30, 2010
DoD will hire 1,000 cybersecurity workers a year across all the services over the next few years to build their cyber force.
Administration's working group also is looking at policies and regulations that need to be updated. DoD calls on Congressional support when the White House submits its package of legislative changes. Meanwhile, DHS has released a draft of the National Cyber Incident Response Plan.
The Defense Department and its services plan to hire a total of 1,000 cyber professionals each year over the next three years, Gen. Keith Alexander tells a House committee. Alexander said getting the right people in place to move the DoD Cyber Command into an operational stage is among his highest priorities. DoD and the services must look at how best to retain these professionals once they work for the military.
A bipartisan team of former national security and military leaders passes judgement on the Quadrennial Defense Review.