Cyber Command Urged To Transfer Operational Control Of Theater Forces To COCOMs

By Christopher J. Castelli / April 24, 2014 at 4:19 PM
U.S. Cyber Command, which has focused on developing forces to blunt attacks against national critical infrastructure, should delegate operational control of distinct combat forces designed to support military operations, a new report urges. Because CYBERCOM's "highest priority is to defend the nation," its development of "national mission teams" to defend against a strategic cyber attack on national critical infrastructure has taken precedence over the formation of "combat mission teams" to support U.S. military activities across the globe and "cyber protection...

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