Cyber Warfighting Domain
Posted on: Saturday, 3 May 2008, 06:00 CDT
By Goodman, G
During testimony before the House Armed Services Committee's Strategic Forces Subcommittee in late February, USAF Gen Kevin P. Chilton, head of US Strategic Command (STRATCOM), described Cyberspace as an "emerging warfighting domain." He noted that "potential adversaries recognize the US reliance on [its] use and constantly probe our networks seeking competitive advantage." Chilton said the US is developing capabilities "to operate, defend, exploit and attack in Cyberspace." Three key organizations he cited that are involved are the Joint Information Operations Warfare Command in San Antonio, TX; the Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations in Arlington, VA; and the Joint Functional Component Command for Network Warfare at the National Security Agency at Ft. Meade, MD. Michael G. Vickers, assistant secretary of defense for special operations, lowintensity conflict and interdependent capabilities, also told the panel, "Threats to our computer networks are real and growing," and attempted intrusions occur "on a daily basis." - G. Goodman
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