Missouri National Guard Capt. Kevin Keeney called for Congress to write legislation funding a new uniformed service called U.S. Cyber and to consolidate all cyber personnel, equipment, and missions under it.

“This will enable a single organization to provide the needed focus on recruiting, training, doctrine, retention, and care for its service members,” wrote Keeney in his opening statement at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on May 10.

The proposed service would be made up of “no more than 50 percent active, and no less than 50 percent reserve forces,” according to Keeney. He said that, right now, active military and national guard services are restricted in whom they are allowed to partner with, such as state governments and private entities. A combined service would have increased flexibility.



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