The Pentagon doesn’t know who’s in charge for responding to a massive cyber attack

 The Pentagon doesn’t know who’s in charge for responding to a massive cyber attack

The Pentagon does not have a clear chain of command for responding to a massive cyber attack on domestic targets in the United States, according to the federal government’s principal watchdog.

While some Defense Department documents say that U.S. Northern Command would have primary responsibility for supporting civilian agencies in such an event, other documents suggest U.S. Cyber Command should be leading that effort, the Government Accountability Office found, according to a new report published Monday.