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U.S. Cyber Command

Rogers Nominated to Lead U.S. Cyber Command, NSA

Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers, USN, has been nominated as commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Potter Assigned to U.S. Cyber Command

Maj. Gen. Gregg C. Potter, USA, has been assigned as director of plans and policy, J-5, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Cybersecurity Measures Adjust to Emerging Capabilities

January 31, 2013
By Robert K. Ackerman

The task of protecting U.S. military cyber assets is increasing in complexity as new capabilities come to dominate communications and networking. Planners must implement security measures that do not hinder the new technologies introduced to the force.

That challenge was in a cyber fireside chat that opened the final day of AFCEA/USNI West 2013 in San Diego. Robert J. Carey, deputy chief information officer for the U.S. Defense Department, noted that one key tasking is to protect the mobile devices that now are proliferating in the force.

One approach is to tie identity credentials to these devices, especially for them to access the cloud. “If we can’t do that, then we’ve created more of a problem than an answer,” he stated.

The Joint Information Environment (JIE) will help in overall network security, he continued. The department is aiming for “an exact fit” between how warfighters use the JIE and how the U.S. Cyber Command provides security for it.

One activity that will help is the consolidation of data centers. Reducing the number of these data centers by 90 percent will allow security personnel to single out anomalous behavior and to identify attacks more effectively with identification tied to data, Carey pointed out.

U.S. Cyber Force to Grow to 14,000 People

January 31, 2013
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Cyber Command force is likely to increase to 14,000 people over the next few years as the command trains experts and disperses them where they will be needed, according to its deputy commander. Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, USMC, told the audience at a morning fireside chat beginning the last day of AFCEA/USNI West 2013 that the command already has an assigned force of 6,000 as it ramps up to carry out its dynamic mission.

Most of these Cyber Command personnel are being trained to serve in the field—in this case, various military settings. The command is building teams for combatant commanders who will have operational control over these cyber experts.

The Cyber Command’s cyber protection platoons are a standardized cyber protection element, the general continued. And, national mission teams help defend the nation against cyber attack.

While these forces are undergoing detailed training, Gen. Davis lamented the lack of cyber schools that teach at the classified level. He emphasized that the command needs teaching at the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) level to build good cyber professionals.

Gen. Napper Assigned J-5, U.S. Cyber Command

June 15, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Maj. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper, USA, has been assigned director of Plans and Policy/J-5, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Huntley Promoted, Assigned to USCYBERCOM Slot

June 6, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Col. Ronald L. Huntley, USAF, has been selected for the rank of brigadier general and assignment as deputy director, plans and policy, Headquarters U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Williams Assigned U.S. Cyber Command J-3

May 2, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Maj. Gen. Brett T. Williams, USAF, has been assigned director, operations, J-3, Headquarters U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Franz To Direct Cyber Command Current Ops

December 6, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Brig. Gen. George J. Franz III, USA, has been assigned director, current operations, J-33, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Medler To Direct U.S. Cyber Command

October 12, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Brig. Gen. Linda R. Medler, USAF, has been assigned director of command, control, communications and computer systems (J-6), U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.  

Filipowski Assigned J-3, U.S. Cyber Command

July 8, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Rear Adm. Sean R. Filipowski, USN, has been assigned deputy director of operations, J-3, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.


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