United States Transportation Command’s leader says domestic cyber networks need more security to uphold the defense of the nation.
TRANSCOM is responsible for coordinating transportation for the military services around the globe. In order to do that, TRANSCOM capitalizes on a large number of civilian transport assets.
But the difference in cyber standards between the military and the civilian world is causing a headache for TRANSCOM Commander Gen. Darren McDew.
“I don’t believe we protect the rest of the federal government the same way we protect inside of DoD,” McDew told a joint hearing of the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee and Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee March 30. “The seam that exists between [the Defense Department] and [the Department of Homeland Security] is a real seam for us because 90 percent of my activity on a daily basis runs through the commercial networks. We are becoming more and more vulnerable because those