House Armed Services panel establishes new cybersecurity panel

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) on Wednesday announced the establishment of a new cybersecurity-focused subcommittee on the panel.

Langevin will chair the new subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems (CITI), which will branch off from the current subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities, which Langevin previously chaired.

The new subcommittee will have jurisdiction over issues including information technology, military science and technology programs, artificial intelligence programs, electronic warfare, computer software acquisition, and other defense-focused cybersecurity topics.