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Friday, April 24, 2009

A Pentagon Cyber-Command is in the Works

This idea has good intentions, but how is adding another level of bureaucracy going to help this situation? The key is to place emphasis on cyber-warfare within the existing commands. The key is to recruit competent soldiers and officers who have computer knowledge. The key is to prepare for 5GW throughout the entire DoD. How is having another four-star general with no real command authority over troops going to help the situation? Here is an excerpt from the article:
The Obama administration is finalizing plans for a new Pentagon command to coordinate the security of military computer networks and to develop new offensive cyber-weapons, sources said last night.

Planning for the reorganization of Defense Department and intelligence agencies is underway, and a decision is imminent, according to a person familiar with the White House plans...

One question is whether the new command's leader would be a military commander with a four-star rank. The NSA is currently led by Army Lt. Gen. Keith B. Alexander, who has three stars.

News of the proposal comes on the heels of a 60-day White House review of cybersecurity efforts. Federal agency deputies are expected to meet Friday to consider the recommendations of the review team.

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