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Maryland senators introduce measure to elevate status of Cyber Command

Maryland senators introduce measure to elevate status of Cyber Command

Maryland's U.S. Senators filed a measure on Wednesday to amend an annual Defense Department funding bill to create the 10th top-level American military command at Fort Meade.

In a statement, Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski said elevating Cyber Command would help better defend Americans against online threats and improve the Department of Defense's ability to carry out digital campaigns of its own.

"We live in a digital world where the online battlefield can be as dangerous as the front lines," Cardin said. "We need to make sure our military is always ready and able to fend off continuing and relentless attacks from terrorist organizations, foreign...

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