By Amber Corrin
Jan 15, 2010
Army mulls realignment options to build cyber command
As the Army strengthens its military presence in the cyber realm,
officials are planning for full operational capabilities by October 2010
for a unified Army cyber component that would report directly to the
U.S. Cyber Command, according to a senior Defense Department official.
"We are excited to get all of the [Army] cyber forces under a single
command," said Army Brig. Gen. (P) Steven Smith, chief cyber officer,
Office of the Army CIO/G-6.
The Army cyber command would involve a hybrid approach, headed up by a
three-star general and comprising elements of Army communications and
intelligence communities, Smith said.
Smith stressed that all plans for an Army cyber command, currently known
as ARFORCYBER, are pre-decisional and subject to change. And no timeline
has been announced for organizing a cyber chain of command for the Army.
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