One of the big questions at Fort Meade recently has been how the U.S. Cyber Command can deal with across-the-board cuts to defense spending, while also facing an increased threat of cyber attacks.
Gen. Keith Alexander, who heads the agency along with the National Security Agency, testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday regarding the 2014 Defense Appropriations Act.
Alexander told lawmakers that uncertainty over budget cuts has made planning difficult, and that he'd like to see the government and private sector share more information regarding cyber threats.
"How do you see an attack in cyberspace?" Alexander asked. "Today, seeing that attack is almost impossible for the Defense Department. Specifically, an attack on Wall Street would not be seen by us. It's going to be seen by the private sector first. And that's a key need for information sharing."