Cyber Warfare and the new Cyber Command

DOD Cyber Defense The GAO has published a report that examined the extent to which DOD and U.S. Cyber Command have identified for the military services the (1) roles and responsibilities, (2) command and control relationships, and (3) mission requirements and capabilities to enable them to organize, train, and equip for cyberspace operations. If you […]
DOD Cyber Defense The GAO has published a report that examined the extent to which DOD and U.S. Cyber Command have identified for the military services the (1) roles and responsibilities, (2) command and control relationships, and (3) mission requirements and capabilities to enable them to organize, train, and equip for cyberspace operations. If you are interested in Cyber Warfare ATI has a course available to give you the basics and an update on what the new Cyber Command is doing. http://www.aticourses.com/theory_fundamentals_cyber_warfare.html Cyber threats constitute an emerging mission area for DOD, and DOD’s role in broader U.S. government cyberspace efforts is still evolving. To assist in its efforts to counter cyberspace threats, DOD directed the establishment of U.S. Cyber Command in 2009 as a subunified command under U.S. Strategic Command. Further, each of the military services was required to identify appropriate component support for U.S. Cyber Command, and to have that support in place and functioning before U.S. Cyber Command reached full operating capability, which occurred in October 2010. In an October 1, 2010 memorandum, the Commander of U.S. Cyber Command defined full operational capability for his command as the completion of the following critical tasks: establishing a single, integrated Joint Operations Center; supporting cyber planning for combatant commanders; acquiring sufficient resources (personnel, information technology, and logistics); transitioning the Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations to Fort Meade, Maryland; and developing service component roles and responsibilities and integrating forces. The Deputy Secretary of Defense confirmed this and declared that U.S. Cyber Command had reached full operational capability in a memorandum dated October 31, 2010. http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11421.pdf