Sgt. Maj. David C. Redmond, USA, has been assigned as the command senior enlisted leader for United States Cyber Command and senior enlisted adviser for the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
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Maj. Gen. James K. McLaughlin, USAF, has been appointed to the rank of lieutenant general and assigned as deputy commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.
Brig. Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, USA, has been assigned as commander, Cyber National Mission Force, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
Rear Adm. Michael M. Gilday, USN, will be assigned as director, operations, J-3, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
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.
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.
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.
Maj. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper, USA, has been assigned director of Plans and Policy/J-5, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.
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.
Maj. Gen. Brett T. Williams, USAF, has been assigned director, operations, J-3, Headquarters U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.
Brig. Gen. George J. Franz III, USA, has been assigned director, current operations, J-33, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.
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.
Rear Adm. Sean R. Filipowski, USN, has been assigned deputy director of operations, J-3, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.
Rear Adm. Samuel J. Cox, USN, has been assigned director of intelligence, J-2, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.
The Defense Department's FY 2012 budget proposal features $2.3 billion for improved cyber capabilities, according to figures released this afternoon. Key elements of that funding include $0.5 billion for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to invest in cyber technologies. Funding also will be provided to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for cyber identity, monitoring and enforcement.
This month, Linton Wells II drew his inspiration for Mission Assurance Moves to the Fore in Cyberspace from Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III's recently published article, Defending a New Domain: The Pentagon's Cyberstrategy. Wells summarizes Lynn's strategy points, noting that taken on a whole they have a broader implication than just cyberdefense. It has more to do with mission assurance, he says. But he has a number of concerns, among them: how will the new cyberstrategy be implemented? And how can the private sector do a better job of meeting its requirements?
A code that appears in the new U.S. Cyber Command logo fueled a serious search across the nation, and someone was quick to crack it. So what did the mysterious text reveal?