WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue today announced his subcommittee assignments for the 115th Congress on the Senate Armed Services Committee: Readiness and Personnel, Emerging Threats and Capabilities, and the newly-created Cybersecurity Subcommittee.
“General Mattis made it abundantly clear that readiness must be our top priority if we are to successfully address the global security crisis we face today. We need to have a serious debate about our funding goals in order meet our military’s needs now and in the future. That means making tough decisions and setting smarter priorities that will help us combat new challenges and increase the lethality of our force on all fronts. My subcommittee assignments will help me understand the full scope of threats, and how we can better address them from a management perspective.”
More about Senator Perdue’s Subcommittee Assignments:
- Readiness and Management: Responsible for military readiness, military construction, housing construction and privatization, contracting and acquisition policy, business and financial management, base realignment as well as budget accounts for operations, maintenance, and construction.
- Emerging Threats and Capabilities: Responsible for policies and programs related to intelligence, counter-terrorism, and homeland security. It also looks into counter-narcotics, the technology base, and special operations.
Cybersecurity: Newly created and responsible for emerging cyber threats, improving cyber security and strategies, and related DOD offices