4th District Congressman Jim Himes has been appointed Chair of the Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research Subcommittee. The group will oversee the development and implementation of emerging and advanced technologies essential to intelligence collection and national security. Himes says the country faces emerging cyber and technological threats every day from geopolitical rivals, and if Congress isn't looking ten years down the road, the game is over. Himes says there are also one wolves and other asymmetrical actors putting America on its toes. He added that maintaining superiority requires constant vigilance. Himes says this includes ensuring the United States remains at the cutting edge in cyber security, overhead systems, artificial intelligence/machine learning and computing, as well as data and systems integrity.