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U.S. Department of Defense: The Cyber Domain - Security and Operations

U.S. Department of Defense: The Cyber Domain - Security and Operations

July 2013
The Defense Department named cyberspace a new domain of warfare in 2011. Today, U.S. Cyber Command, the services, and U.S. partners and allies are working together to make that inherently collaborative, adaptable environment a suitable place for military command and control.

Featured Articles

Cyber Guard Exercise Tests People, Partnerships

Public and private partners recently tested operational and interagency coordination in response to a domestic cyberspace incident. Story

For Navy, Cyber Has Inherently Military Operational Aspect

For the Navy, cyber has an inherently military operational aspect, and the service is shaping its dedicated workforce to be 80 percent uniformed and only 20 percent civilian employees and contractors, said Navy Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and U.S. 10th Fleet. Story

Airmen Must Understand Business of Cyber, General Says

U.S. Cyber Command has called on the services to contribute teams of cyber operators to ensure U.S. military freedom of action, defensively and offensively, in cyberspace. Story

Marines Focused at Tactical Edge of Cyber, Commander Says

What differentiates Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command from Army, Navy and Air Force cyber operations is its focus on the forward-deployed nature of America’s expeditionary force in readiness, the command's commander said. Story

News Stories

DOD Readies Elements Crucial to Cyber Operations

Hard work by the administration, the services and the leadership at U.S. Cyber Command is putting in place elements crucial to defending U.S. and allied interests in cyberspace, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy said. Story

Cyber Policy Chief Shares Perspective on Mission

Teamwork, balancing opportunity and risk, and transparency of intent are the keys to U.S. efforts in the cyber domain, the acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy said. Story

Fanning Touts Air Force Space, Cyber Capabilities

Air Force Undersecretary Eric Fanning emphasized the services' contributions through space and cyberspace at a gathering of civil, military and industry professionals in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Story

DARPA to Showcase Latest Cyber, Big Data Ideas

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will display more than 100 projects and 29 programs in the Pentagon’s courtyard May 21 to demonstrate cybersecurity technologies and spark feedback from warfighters. Story

Rogers Takes Over Top NSA, Cyber Command Posts

Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers assumed command of U.S. Cyber Command, and became director of the National Security Agency and the Central Security Service during a ceremony on Fort Meade, Md. Story

Hagel Thanks Alexander, Cyber Community for Defense Efforts

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel paid tribute to retiring Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, crediting him with leading U.S. Cyber Command and the NSA during one of the most challenging periods in history. Story

Cybercom Nominee Emphasizes Legislation, Transparency

President Barack Obama’s nominee to be director of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command told a Senate panel that legislation and transparency are critical to the nation’s security in cyberspace. Story

Alexander: Laws, Policies Lag Behind Changes in Cyber Threats

The threat in cyberspace is changing so rapidly that law and policy lag behind and is one of the "key and fundamental" issues that the nation must address, the country's top cyber commander told a Senate panel. Story

DARPA Helps Cadets, Midshipmen Prep for Cyber Mission

During a winter weekend in Pittsburgh, more than 50 cadets and midshipmen from three service academies sat elbow to elbow at nine tables in a packed room. They’d been training since November to compete in a pilot program of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency called the Service Academy Cyber Stakes. Story

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