Roughead: Newest corps to dominate cyber intel

Roughead: Newest corps to dominate cyber intel
Roughead: Newest corps to dominate cyber intel 

By Leo Shane III
Stars and Stripes
Mideast edition
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 
and Afghanistan.

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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