Lynn: Budget dilemma won't stop cyber warfare ramp up

The Defense Department will likely continue to channel funds toward the development of cyber warfare and long-range strike capabilities despite a projected $450 billion reduction in its spending over the next decade, said William Lynn, the outgoing under secretary of defense, reports Defense News.

The programs that will face the most severe consequences of the federally mandated budget cuts are likely to be the Army force structure and weapons programs, said Lynn on Oct. 3, who is leaving his position this week.

"I think it's pretty clear that we're going to have to do more on cyber...even in this budget environment," Lynn said, adding, "I think it's likely that we're going to want to have improvements in our long-range strike capability to be able to deal with area denial and anti-access strategies."

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