Trump Administration officials have announced that they are ready to move forward with plans to create an independent military Cyber Command. The goal of the Cyber Command is to increase the country’s ability to defend itself from cyber attack and to engage in cyberwarfare if necessary.
Cyber Command, created in 2009, is currently part of the National Security Agency (NSA).
As reported by The Associated Press, the purpose of the proposed change is to free the organization from “any constraints that stem from working alongside the NSA”.
The NSA is responsible for monitoring and collecting telephone, Internet and other intelligence data.
“NSA is truly an intelligence-collection organization,” research associate with the Center for a New American Security Lauren Fish said. “It should be collecting information, writing reports on it. Cyber Command is meant to be an organization that uses tools to have military operational effect.”
It’s obvious to partiotic Americans that President Trump takes cyber security very seriously. He wants to be able to take the fight to our enemies whether they attack by land, sea, air, or digitally.
“Making cyber an independent military command will put the fight in digital space on the same footing as more traditional realms of battle on land, in the air, at sea and in space,” The AP reported.
Conservative Tribune reports:
U.S. Cyber Command have received some incredible news from the president.
Officials said the Trump administration is moving forward with plans to create an independent military Cyber Command with hopes of increasing the nation’s ability to wage cyberwar against its foes.
The Associated Press reported that the plans are in the final stages of being developed and details are still being worked out. An announcement about the changes are expected within a few weeks.