Brig. Gen. George J. Franz III, USA, has been assigned director, current operations, J-33, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.
U.S. Cyber Command
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.
The budget will increase funding for training cyber analysts, for improving Global Information Grid (GIG)-wide situational awareness, for developing pilot programs for supply chain risk management and for improving intrusion detection and analysis.
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:
U.S. Cyber Command Logo
UPDATE: According to Wired.com, a Danger Room blog reader jemelehill cracked the code this afternoon. It's USCYBERCOM's mission statement translated into 32 characters with an MD5 cryptographic hash.
The new U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) logo is getting a lot of attention and not just because of its design. A golden ring around the edge features a 32-character code: