Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., will serve as chairman of the newly established panel within the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) that will focus on cybersecurity and efforts to advance innovation within the Department of Defense (DOD), Federal News Network reported Wednesday.
Langevin said the new cyber, innovative technologies and information systems subcommittee’s agenda in the next legislation session will focus on cyber force structure, artificial intelligence, supply chain safety, combatant commands and cyber infrastructure.
“The era of technology has been growing at a rapid pace and becoming more and more important in the Pentagon, in Pentagon budgets and planning,” Langevin told FNN in an interview. “Cyber and AI information operations have become more and more important. We want to make sure that the right resources and attention is being given to oversight in all these areas.”
Langevin said he wants the subcommittee to look into the cyber forces within DOD, the roles of Cyber Command, Space Command and geographic commands, the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract and the Cyber Diplomacy bill, among other priorities.