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McCain’s new cyber subcommittee

Word on the Hill is that Sen. John McCain plans to add a new cyber subcommittee to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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Word on the Hill is that Sen. John McCain plans to add a new cyber subcommittee to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

This is a good idea — cyber seems to me an ungoverned space, wide open to pirates. But I hope the senator hires not just lawyers and Hill rats, but also some technologists.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1