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House Armed Services Adds New Cybersecurity Subcommittee


Representatives Adam Smith, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and James Langevin have announced the formation of a new subcommittee under the House Armed Services Committee rules, which will be Chaired by Representative Langevin.

“As technology continues to advance at an incredibly rapid rate – from artificial intelligence to biotechnology and everything in between – it is critical that the Armed Services Committee redoubles our efforts to bridge the gap between current capabilities and future requirements,” Smith and Langevin said in a joint statement.

“To that end, as we formally convene the House Armed Services Committee and organize for the 117th Congress, we will create a new, seventh subcommittee,” it added.

This new subcommittee – the Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems (CITI) – will help the full committee to build on the good work completed in the 116th Congress, while focusing more intently on these critical issues moving forward.

The Subcommittee on CITI will have the following jurisdiction:

Cyber Security, Operations, and Forces
Information Technology, Systems, and Operations
Science and Technology Programs and Policy
Defense-Wide Research and Development (except Missile Defense and Space)
Artificial Intelligence Policy and Programs
Electromagnetic Spectrum Policy
Electronic Warfare Policy
Computer Software Acquisition Policy

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