NEWS | Oct. 23, 2016

Warner: Procurement and personnel key for cyber

By Cyberscoop

"Fixing the way the U.S. government buys technology and hires and deploys its workforce is the key to improving the nation’s cybersecurity defenses, not changing the way authorities and responsibilities are divided up between federal agencies, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said Friday.

The fact that the National Security Agency has primary responsibility for defending military networks, while securing civilian networks belonging to both the government and vital private industries falls to the Department of Homeland Security “is just the structure of our government,” he said, on the sidelines of a security conference co-hosted by the Army Cyber Institute. "