Rep. Rogers: Cyber espionage major threat

August 13, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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The head of the House Intelligence Committee says cyber espionage is one of the greatest challenges facing U.S. intelligence agencies today.

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., told retired U.S. intelligence officers in a speech Friday in Washington that Russia and China appear to be the major players in state-sponsored espionage, the Los Angeles Times reported. He said cyber spying is the biggest threat aside from al-Qaida and said intelligence agencies need the resources to combat it.

Rogers warned against making large cuts in the funding for U.S. intelligence agencies.

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