(FCW) The Defense Department is settling into its support role when it comes to defending national infrastructure from cyberattacks. B. Edwin Wilson, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, recently explained that DOD doesn’t replace Homeland Security but has a clear, firm role in relaying intelligence and providing support during elections.
Wilson said his worry is the speed of tech innovation — in such areas as quantum, AI, automation and 5G — could put national security on a precipice. As technologies mature, the U.S. military will get more robust capabilities, but it also creates threats.