Lawmakers: Cyber warfare skills critical for future military, homeland …

WASHINGTON — Several members of the House Committee on Homeland Security on Monday urged for greater focus on cyber warfare skills in assessing future, urgent national security needs.

Several lawmakers agreed skills for cyber warfare, such as developing artificial intelligence, will be key for the military and other domains charged with protecting the homeland in the future.

“Cyber warfare in the future, it’s not going to be hacker on hacker,” said Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, a former CIA officer and member of the Homeland Security committee. “It’s going to be good AI versus bad AI… and right now we are only teaching that stuff in Ph.D. programs.”

The comments were part of a wide-ranging discussion with four Republican members of the Homeland Security committee on the state of national security held Monday at George Washington University.

Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, opened the

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