By Leo Shane III
Stars and Stripes
October 3, 2009
WASHINGTON - The Navy will reorganize nearly 44,000 jobs and add 1,000
additional positions to a newly created "Information Domination Corps"
designed to bring the naval intelligence community, cybersecurity
experts and communications specialties under a single command.
The new 10th Fleet, to be headquartered at Fort Meade in Maryland, also
will include related information specialties such as meteorology and
oceanography, naval officials said. Details on the new chain of command
and possible moves of sailors are expected to be announced in coming
At a speech before industry and naval leaders Thursday, Chief of Naval
Operations Adm. Gary Roughead billed the reorganization as a needed
change to keep the service on the cutting edge of not just cyber warfare
but information sharing throughout the military.
"Between the United States and other navies around the world, I.m
comfortable with the capability gap in the areas of ships, aircraft and
submarines," he said. "But cyberspace is a much more contested space.
The question has been, "Do we enjoy that same gap there?" We must be
prepared for it."
Roughead added he believes the changes will make the fleet's cyber
command a leader in the broader U.S. Cyber Command, especially as the
Army and Marine Corps continue to focus on immediate operations in Iraq
Changes will include consolidating the director of naval intelligence,
the deputy chief of naval operations, and several other information
capability commanders under a newly created deputy chief who will report
directly to Roughead.
Vice Adm. Jack Dorsett, current director of naval intelligence and
nominee for the new position, said most of the work of the new command
won't focus on developing new capabilities but instead better organizing
and using existing data, networks and tools.
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