Gen. Darren McDew: Cybersecurity a Priority at Transcom

Gen. Darren McDew
Darren McDew

Gen. Darren McDew, the White House nominee to lead the U.S. Transportation Command, told a Senate panel that network security will be among his priorities at Transcom if he is confirmed, DoD News reported Tuesday.

Jim Garamone writes that McDew, who is currently commander of Air Mobility Command, believes Transcom is vulnerable to cyber attacks through its communications network, which supports work with government and commercial partners.

“I believe that U.S. Transportation Command has put some things in place to make [attacks] less likely, but as we go forward, the threat only gets worse,” the U.S. Air Force general said in his remarks to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

“Our ability to deal with it must evolve and we have to find ways to do better with it going forward.”

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