Gates' Cyber Command Memo Starts Clock for Service, STRATCOM Follow-on Efforts

By Sebastian Sprenger / June 24, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Yesterday's written order from Defense Secretary Robert Gates to create a U.S. Cyber Command also put the services on notice that they must have requisite supporting plans for the new command ready by the fall of 2010. "The military departments shall identify and provide, for my approval, appropriate component support to USCYBERCOM to be in place and functioning" before the command reaches full operational capability in October 2010, Gates wrote in the three-page order, obtained by . Combatant commands...

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