U.S. Cyber Command

September 1, 2020
By Shaun Waterman
As part of the nine-day Cyber Guard exercise, participants work through a training scenario. Credit: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jesse A. Hyatt, USN

Second of a two-part report.

The Cyber Solarium Commission, a congressionally chartered panel of expert policymakers, was created to tackle cyber conflict in the same way its Truman-era predecessor addressed the Cold War confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union. An article in SIGNAL Magazine’s August issue (“Leaders Seek a Grand Strategy for Cybersecurity") explored the commission’s theory of deterrence by denial and how it embraced the concept of resilience.

August 17, 2020
 

Maj. Gen. David T. Isaacson, USA, has been assigned as chief of staff, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

September 5, 2019
 

Brig. Gen. William Hartman, USA, has been assigned as commander at the Cyber National Mission Force, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

August 20, 2019
By Beverly M. Cooper
Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, USA, commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Command, sketches a graphic to detail his talk during AFCEA TechNet Augusta. Photo by Michael Carpenter

Today’s military operates in a congested and contested cyber environment, and to have the advantage over its adversaries, the military must be able to integrate a variety of cyber-connected elements. Keeping the advantage depends on the ability to balance the level of precision required, to operate with speed, to accept nonconventional means and to tolerate less-than-perfect solutions. In an environment just short of war, there is no place for bureaucracy.

May 21, 2019
 

Brig. Gen. John C. Ulrich, USA, has been assigned as director, Capability and Resource Integration, J-8, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

May 16, 2019
By George I. Seffers
Panelists at TechNet Cyber discuss the cyber workforce and the need for continuous education. Phoot by Michael Carpenter

Personnel working in cyber must continually look for opportunities to learn, say cyber professionals from across government.

During a morning panel discussion on the final day of the AFCEA TechNet Cyber conference in Baltimore, high-ranking officials from the Defense Department, Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency discussed a wide range of issues concerning the cyber workforce today and tomorrow.

January 7, 2019
 

Col. Douglas S. Coppinger, USAF, has been selected to the grade of brigadier general and assigned as director of intelligence, J-2, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

December 17, 2018
 

Brig. Gen. Timothy D. Haugh, USAF, has been assigned as commander, Cyber National Mission Force, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

December 13, 2018
 

Maj. Gen. Robert J. Skinner, USAF, has been assigned as commander, 24th Air Force, Air Force Space Command and Commander, Air Forces Cyber, United States Cyber Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

November 6, 2018
 

Rear Adm. William W. Wheeler III, USN, will be assigned as director, plans and policy, J-5, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

August 21, 2018
By George I. Seffers
Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, USA, commanding general, U.S. Cyber Command, speaks at AFCEA’s TechNet Augusta conference. Photo by Michael Carpenter

Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, USA, commander of U.S. Army Cyber Command, suggests the command could get a new name and says he would recommend the same for the U.S. Cyber Command.When the Army command was first established in 2010, Cyber Command was the appropriate name, but that is not longer the case, he asserted. “I think we’re well past that now. We’re at the point where, in the future, it’s going to change to something like this: Army Information Warfare Operations Command or Army Information Warfare Dominance Command.”

July 25, 2018
 

Capt. Craig A. Clapperton, USN, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral amd will be assigned as deputy director, future operations, J-3F, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

November 16, 2017
 

Rear Adm. Ross A. Myers, USN, will be assigned as director, plans and policy, J-5, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

October 23, 2017
 

Brig. Gen. Jennifer G. Buckner, USA, has been assigned as deputy commander, Joint Task Force-ARES, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

October 17, 2017
 

Lt. Gen. Vincent R. Stewart, USMC, has been nominated for assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Cyber Command.

August 18, 2017
By George I. Seffers
Active-duty, Reserve and National Guard service members participate in exercises sponsored by U.S. Cyber Command. On Friday, President Donald Trump elevated the command to a unified combatant command. Photo: Chief Petty Officer Dennis J. Herring, USN

After months of uncertainty, President Donald Trump announced today that he has elevated the U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command. In addition, Cyber Command ultimately may be separated from the National Security Agency (NSA).

“This new unified combatant command will strengthen our cyberspace operations and create more opportunities to improve our nation’s defense,” Trump said. “The elevation of United States Cyber Command demonstrates our increased resolve against cyberspace threats and will help reassure our allies and partners and deter our adversaries.”

July 27, 2017
 

Brig. Gen. Karl H. Gingrich, USA, has been assigned as director, capability and resource integration, J-8, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland. 

September 13, 2016
 

Maj. Gen. Stephen G. Fogarty, USA, has been assigned as chief of staff, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

August 17, 2016
 

Col. Timothy D. Haugh, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as deputy commander, Joint Task Force ARES, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

July 28, 2016
 

Maj. Gen. George J. Franz III, USA, has been assigned as director of operations, J-3, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

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