Skip to comments.NORAD, Northcom launch joint cyber division
Posted on 05/25/2012 9:23:58 AM PDT by Mich1193
A new cyber division, jointly managed by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Commands (Northcom) Operations Division, is up and running after approval by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta earlier this month.
The U.S. Northern Command Joint Cyber Center (JCC) has three main missions: improving cyber domain situational awareness, improving the defense of the commands networks, and providing cyber consequence response and recovery support to civil authorities upon request, according to an announcement from the joint center.
The division includes members from the intelligence, operations, and command and control systems divisions as well as a four- to 12-person Cyber Support Element from U.S. Cyber Command. It also will work closely with action officers from the plans, training and resources divisions as well as the Homeland Security Department and other agencies.
JCC will be fully operational within 10 months, said Air Force Col. Bob Wright, NORAD and Northcom JCC chief. Once established, well identify possible threats in the cyber domain and address each of these threats in close collaboration with our mission partners, Wright said.
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Wanna know why the federal dubget is damned huge? This is a duplicate of a duplicate effort. Once again some General/Politician wants to spend tens of billions of our tax dollars doing something someone else already does. Empire building.
Nice to see that some of my recommendations to the NSA and National Security Counsil back in summer of 2001 are finally coming to fruition. I highly doubt that they are implementing the coordination center though. At least it does not sound like they are doing so.
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