Senator Bennet at Schriever Space Force Base discusses Ukraine, cybersecurity and Space Command
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) – Colorado Senator Michael Bennett gave a tour of Schriever Space Force Base on Friday, followed by a discussion about the ongoing war in Ukraine, cybersecurity and the future of the Command spatial.
Bennet with Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA.) met with the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, met with leaders from the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Intelligence Community (IC) at Schriever Space Force Base in El Paso County on Friday.
After touring the base, the two senators answered questions about the ongoing aggression in Ukraine and Schriever’s importance in fending off Russian cyberaggression.
“(Schriever) is the nexus between national intelligence and space warfare and it’s here in our state, it’s here in El Paso County,” Sen. Bennet said. 13 Investigations. “It’s the integration of intelligence agencies sitting side-by-side on these floors with Space Force and Space Command that allows us to have exquisite intelligence that we use to help our allies around the world.”
“I was surprised that the Russian forces didn’t fully integrate their best A-team into the cyber engagement,” Senator Warner said. I’m surprised the internet is still up or the communication systems are still up.
Last year, Bennet was joined by Senator Warner in sending a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to review the decision to move Space Command from Colorado Springs to Huntsville, Ala.
Colorado officials have previously expressed concern that the decision to move Space Command headquarters from Colorado Springs was politically motivated by former President Donald Trump.
Bennet said he wouldn’t stop working to keep Space Command in El Paso County.
“We would be much better off spending money in space and on the mission than wasting it moving somewhere else,” Senator Bennett said. do with our national security.