Congress Leary of CYBERCOM

According to a report last week in the Washington Post, the delay in stand up of the new US Cyber Command, planned for last fall, stems from Congressional worries over its mission and privacy issues. The Senate Armed Services Committee has yet to hold a confirmation hearing for the command’s projected leader, Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander. According to the Post, Pentagon officials have briefed Congressional staffers three times and want to brief lawmakers this month.