Col. Karen H. Gibson, USA, has been assigned as commander, Joint Force Headquarters–Cyber, U.S. Army Cyber Command, Fort Gordon, Georgia.
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Col. Patricia A. Frost, USA, has been selected for the rank of brigadier general and assigned as deputy commander (Operations), U.S. Army Cyber Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Maj. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Maj. Gen. Burke Wilson, USAF, director, space operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, told the audience that cyber is all about improving operational effectiveness in other domains. “Mission outcome is the only reason we invest in this. We believe it will generate in better mission outcomes across the service,” he stated.
Brig. Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, USA, has been assigned director, Army Cyber Operations Integration Center/G-3, Second Army/U.S. Army Cyber Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Although fiscal year 2015 is the target time frame for full operational capability, personnel from the U.S. Army's 780th Military Intelligence Brigade--the service's first-ever cyber brigade--already are helping to secure the Defense Department's networks against cyber attacks. While the unit was officially activated on December 1, prep work for the group has been ongoing since at least 1998, according to Technology Editor George I. Seffers in his article, "Historic Cyber Unit Begins Daily Action," in this issue of SIGNAL Magazine. Seffers speaks with Col.