WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Representative Scott Franklin (R-Fla.) announced that he will serve on two subcommittees as a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC). Franklin will serve on the subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems and the subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations.

Franklin, a retired commander, served in the United States Navy as an aviator for 26 years (14 active duty, 12 reserves). He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Air Command & Staff College. He also flew combat operations in the Gulf War, Bosnia, and Kosovo.

“Florida serves a home to thousands of our servicemembers, and I am honored to serve the folks at home – and countless other servicemembers – as a member of the House Armed Services Committee,” said Congressman Scott Franklin. “With Special Operations Command and Central Command located just outside my district in Tampa, I am honored support these operations on these new subcommittees. I thank Ranking Member Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) for his confidence in appointing me to these subcommittees, and I look forward to serving alongside my colleagues to ensure the safety of all Americans.”

The Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems (CITI) will have jurisdiction over the following:

  • Cyber Security, Operations, and Forces
  • Information Technology, Systems, and Operations
  • Science and Technology Programs and Policy
  • Defense-Wide Research and Development (except Missile Defense and Space)
  • Artificial Intelligence Policy and Programs
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum Policy
  • Electronic Warfare Policy
  • Computer Software Acquisition Policy

The Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations (ISO) will have the following jurisdiction:

  • Military Intelligence
  • National Intelligence
  • Special Operations Forces
  • Countering chemical, biological, and radiological weapons of mass destruction
  • Counter-Proliferation
  • Counterterrorism
  • Sensitive Military Operations

To read the congressman’s announcement about his position on the HASC, click here.