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McCain opposes splitting NSA and Cyber Command

Kenneth Corbin | Sept. 16, 2016
Chair of Senate Armed Services Committee objects to administration's proposal to decouple spy agency from military cyber warfare unit, threatens to block NSA nominee.

McCain and other committee members also expressed alarm over reports that Russian hackers, perhaps with the backing of that country's government, have been looking to disrupt the U.S. election in November. Rogers declined to address the issue directly in an open briefing, citing an ongoing government investigation into the reports of Russian hacking. "This continues to be an issue of great focus," he said.

 

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