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Congress Wants ‘Cyber Czar’ at the Pentagon

The budget deal making its way through Congress calls for the creation of a Principal Cyber Advisor “with a broad oversight portfolio that includes offensive and defensive cyber missions, resources, personnel, acquisition and technology,” NextGov reports.

“The new cyber advisor will have ‘overall supervision’ of all Defense cyber operations and will oversee a team that will integrate the cyber expertise of the four services, combatant commands and Defense agencies. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is to select the new cyber advisor from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Earlier this week, the Pentagon announced its intention to add a new high-level cyber post.”

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