USA — Army Forces Cyber Command Headquarters Standup Plan Announced

The Army announced today that it intends to estab­lish a new Army Forces Cyber Com­mand (ARFORCYBER) Head­quar­ters with­in the Nation­al Cap­i­tal Region, no lat­er than Octo­ber 2010.

Army Forces Cyber Com­mand, the Army’s com­po­nent to U.S. Cyber Com­mand (USCYBERCOM), cap­i­tal­izes on exist­ing Army cyber resources, and achieves effi­cien­cies by bring­ing cyber resources under a sin­gle com­mand. The U.S. Army Net­work Enter­prise Tech­nol­o­gy Command/9th Sig­nal Com­mand (Army) and por­tions of the 1st Infor­ma­tion Oper­a­tions Com­mand (Land) will be sub­or­di­nate units to ARFORCYBER. Addi­tion­al­ly, the U.S. Army Intel­li­gence and Secu­ri­ty Com­mand will be under the oper­a­tional con­trol of ARFORCYBER for cyber-relat­ed actions. 

Army Forces Cyber Com­mand will bring unprece­dent­ed uni­ty of effort and syn­chro­niza­tion of Army forces oper­at­ing with­in the cyber domain, and will inte­grate full spec­trum cyber­space oper­a­tions for the Army. 

The total com­mand strength will exceed 21,000 sol­diers and civil­ians, and there will be no new growth or impact to Army end strength. The cost to estab­lish ARFORCYBER will be fund­ed from with­in exist­ing fis­cal resources. 

The Army is on track to meet full oper­a­tional capa­bil­i­ty for ARFORCYBER in Octo­ber 2010. Effec­tive Octo­ber 1, 2009, the Army achieved ini­tial oper­at­ing capa­bil­i­ty by uti­liz­ing the Army Space and Mis­sile Defense Command/Army Forces Strate­gic Com­mand as the inter­im ARFORCYBER Head­quar­ters, with sup­port from U.S. Army Net­work Enter­prise Tech­nol­o­gy Command/9th Sig­nal Com­mand (Army), the 1st Infor­ma­tion Oper­a­tions Com­mand (Land), and U.S. Army Intel­li­gence and Secu­ri­ty Command. 

U.S. Depart­ment of Defense
Office of the Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of Defense (Pub­lic Affairs) 

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