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Update: Senate confirms Alexander as chief of U.S. Cyber Command




Update: Senate confirms Alexander as chief of U.S. Cyber Command
Update: Senate confirms Alexander as chief of U.S. Cyber Command



http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9176573/Update_Senate_confirms_Alexander_as_chief_of_U.S._Cyber_Command 

By Jaikumar Vijayan
Computerworld
May 11, 2010

The U.S. Senate has approved Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the 
National Security Agency, to also head the military's recently created 
U.S. Cyber Command.

In his new role, Alexander will be responsible for directing operations 
of the U.S. Department of Defense's military information networks. He 
will oversee the new command's intelligence-collection activities as 
well its efforts to develop better offensive and defensive capabilities 
in cyberspace.

The Cyber Command, or Cybercom, was established last June by Defense 
Secretary Robert Gates. The command is intended to address growing 
threats to U.S. military networks from foreign and domestic sources.

Cybercom is part of a broader effort by the Obama administration to 
bolster overall U.S. civilian and military cybersecurity capabilities. A 
similar effort is under way on the civilian side, with a newly created 
White House cybersecurity coordinator overseeing that operation.

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