(Bloomberg News) -- The Pentagon will miss its own 2016 deadline to create cybersecurity teams to defend critical computer networks from hacking and they won’t be fully operational until 2018, a senior Defense Department official said.

U.S. Cyber Command’s effort to create 133 teams with almost 6,200 military and civilian personnel to defend the nation against significant cyber-attacks has been disrupted by spending constraints known as sequestration, Eric Rosenbach, assistant secretary for homeland defense and global security, told a Senate hearing in Washington Tuesday.

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