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DOD Isn't Armed to Combat Growing Threat of Info Warfare, Experts Warn


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National security experts will testify in front of the House Armed Services subcommittee on cybersecurity, innovative technologies, and information systems.

Credit: Anton Vaganov/REUTERS

National security experts will warn Congress today that the U.S. government isn't doing enough to fight back against the growing national security threat of information warfare aimed at sowing distrust in the U.S. government at home and abroad.

"Cyber-enabled disinformation, whether domestically or foreign generated, is a national security problem, corroding our democracy and governmental institutions, and threatening our public health and, potentially, public safety," former NSA general counsel Glenn Gerstell will testify in front of the House Armed Services subcommittee on cyber, innovative technologies and information systems.

Other witnesses include Nina Jankowicz, a disinformation fellow at the Wilson Center; Herb Lin, senior research scholar at the center for international security and cooperation at Stanford University; as well as Joseph Kirschbaum, director of the defense capabilities and management team at the Government Accountability Office.

The hearing underscores how the United States has struggled to combat the emerging cyberthreat of information warfare.

From The Washington Post
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