Defense News

Friday, January 11, 2008

United States looks to military to take on cyber threats

The US Air Force (USAF) is setting up a command centre to be responsible for conducting offensive and defensive military operations in cyberspace.

The unit ­ known as Afcyber ­ will be fully up and running by the end of this year, with 30,000 staff headed by former Pentagon chief information officer Major General William Lord.

The centre is emblematic of a significant change to the role of the air force, according to former Major Bruce Jenkins of the more.

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