Panel: Cyber Command progress report

Listen to the full panel discussion.

wfedstaff | June 4, 2015 1:09 pm

Cybersecurity has vexed the government ever since ENIAC — the first-ever electronic computer, which was used by the Army in the 1940s — first coughed into life and got a bug in one of its relays.

In recent years, the cyber threat has become a real national security concern and the Defense Department has responded in kind, hammering out a doctrine declaring cyberspace to be a fifth domain, alongside the traditional land, sea, air and space.

The Pentagon announced the creation of a U.S. Cyber Command in 2009 and the command reached full operational capacity in October 2010. It’s matched by similar command functions in each of the armed services.

For a progress report on how the military is combating the cyber threat and a look at the near term future, officials from the Army, Navy and Air Force cyber commands joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris for a special Federal News Radio panel discussion.

Register now: Join Tonya Ugoretz, director of Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center for a free online chat on Tuesday, October 25 at 1 p.m.

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Air Force Brig. Gen.
Ed Wilson

Director of the Air Component
Coordination Element
Air Forces Cyber/24th
Air Force

Col. Thomas Goss
Chief of the
Strategic Initiatives Group
Army Cyber Command

Navy Capt. Jim Brokaw
Operations and Readiness
U.S. Fleet
Cyber Command