Thursday, June 25, 2009

DoD Cyber Command: Observers Worry About Unintended Consequences

John S. Monroe writes on

The Defense Department’s new U.S. Cyber Command is now the cybersecurity heavyweight in the government division, according to numerous media accounts.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates and other Defense Department officials have emphasized that the new organization, which will be commanded by the director of the National Security Agency (NSA), would have a clearly defined role: Protecting military networks and conducting offensive cyber operations against hostile forces.

But the sheer size and importance of DOD’s military operations have caused some observers to wonder about how big an effect the Cyber Command might have outside its own domain.

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