Navy may scrap cyber assistant secretary position

Just three weeks ago the Department of the Navy boosted its
planned reorganization that would create a new assistant secretary position to
manage cyber, IT and data but at the end of last week Navy Secretary Richard
Spencer seemed to indicate the Navy might scrap that position for the time
being.

To incorporate the Senate-confirmed post within its headquarters
reorganization, the military branch planned to shift the responsibilities of
the assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment to the
assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition.

“While Navy leadership has been recently evaluating options with
this portfolio due to competing priorities, the Secretary of the Navy remains
fully committed to the role and responsibilities,” Spencer told members of the Senate
Committee on Armed Services
after its chairman, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla.,
questioned the wisdom of abolishing the installations position responsible for addressing
complaints of sub-par military housing by Navy families.

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