By Sebastian Sprenger
Sept. 7, 2007
Military officials are readying a new plan central to how U.S. forces
will operate in cyberspace, according to the Joint Staffs vice director
for command, control, communications and computer systems.
Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael Basla said officials in his directorate,
dubbed J-6, are developing what he called an implementation plan to
complement the classified National Military Strategy for Cyberspace
Operations. Senior Defense Department leaders approved that document
Work on the implementation plan, which likely also will be classified,
is coordinated by members of a new cyber operations division in the J-6
directorate, Basla said during a Sept. 5 luncheon in Arlington, Va.
AFCEA sponsored the event.
Basla said the document will have implications for how the Pentagon buys
and budgets for equipment and services required for cyberspace
operations. The implementation plan also will include a common lexicon
to standardize cyberspace terminology, he said.
Basla added that officials will introduce the plan to senior
representatives from the services operations directorates -- a group
known as the tank in Pentagon lingo -- this fall.
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