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Air Force Suspends 'Cyber Command' Program




Air Force Suspends 'Cyber Command' Program
Air Force Suspends 'Cyber Command' Program



http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/government/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=210003721 

By Richard Martin
InformationWeek
August 13, 2008

Putting on hold a major cyber-warfare initiative less than two months 
before it was scheduled to become operational, the Pentagon this week 
said it is delaying and reviewing the future of the Air Force's 
controversial "Cyber Command" program.

The move was originally reported Monday on the Nextgov Web site, which 
quoted an internal Air Force e-mail as saying "Transfers of manpower and 
resources, including activation and reassignment of units, shall be 
halted."

A Pentagon spokesman, Ed Gulick, confirmed the hiatus in a telephone 
interview with InformationWeek.

Noting that the Secretary of the Air Force and the newly appointed Chief 
of Staff, Norton Schwartz, have several "key issues and initiatives" to 
review, Gulick said, "We are taking a pause on standing up the command 
so we can insure we're going about it the right way."

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