Thursday, September 13, 2007

Air Force Cyber Command Provisionally at Barksdale

What a busy night. I just read Wynne taps Barksdale to host Cyber Command:

The Air Force Cyber Command will be headquartered, at least on an interim basis, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Secretary of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Air Force Michael Wynne announced Wednesday while visiting Barksdale and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 base’s surrounding communities.

Wynne is expected to offer more details about Cyber Command on Tuesday as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 part of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Air Force’s Pentagon celebration of its 60th anniversary.

The command will likely be led by a two-star general, officials said. While four-star generals traditionally head Air Force major commands, commands with fewer members, such as Air Force Special Operations Command, have two- or three-star generals in charge.

Like cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r major commands, Cyber Command will answer directly to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 secretary and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 chief of staff.

There had been some consideration that Cyber Command would come under Air Combat Command’s 8th Air Force, headquartered at Barksdale. The 8th oversees much of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 service’s computer network defense and information warfare capabilities. The commander of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 8th, Lt. Gen. Robert Elder, has been cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 service’s point man for mapping out Cyber Command’s structure and requirements for training members and acquiring equipment.


Barksdale won on an interim basis because cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Air Force Network Operations Center is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re, although this AFNOC Fact Sheet mentions that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 AFNOC Network Security Division is at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 AFNOC Network Operations Division is at Gunter Annex, Alabama.

I think Air Force Cyber Command will be permanently based in San Antonio (to leverage AFISR Agency) or potentially a base near DC, to facilitate coordination with Ft Meade.

I am really looking forward to attending Victory in Cyberspace, hosted by cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Air Force Association:

The Eaker Institute will release a report “Victory in Cyberspace” and host a panel discussion about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Cyberspace domain at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 National Press Club...

This Eaker Institute Panel will discuss how cyberspace should become equal with air and space in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Air Force’s mission set and how that affects cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 airman’s profession and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 nation’s security priorities. Participants include Lt. Gen. Elder, who commands cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Air Force headquarters for cyberspace, global strike and network operations, including establishing a new Cyber Command; Gen. Jumper (ret.), former Chief of Staff of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Air Force; and Lt. Gen. Baker (ret.), former Vice Commander, Air Mobility Command [and one of my AIA commanders].


I expect to hear more about Air Force Cyber Command on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Air Force 60th Birthday on 18 September.

6 comments:

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anonymous,

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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(AP) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The city is lobbying to lure Air Force Cyber Command, a growing unit that could end up employing thousands of highly paid computer contractors.

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Nebraska is home to U.S. Strategic Command at Offut Air Force Base. California has Beale Air Force Base, a highly secure facility that isn't far from Silicon Valley. Louisiana has offered cash incentives, including up to $50 million to build a high-tech think tank near Barksdale.

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Anonymous said...

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