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Trump lifts Cyber Command status

Source: New York Daily News

“President Donald Trump said on Friday he was elevating the status of the Pentagon’s U.S. Cyber Command to help spur development of cyber weapons to deter attacks and punish intruders. In a statement, Trump said the unit would be ranked at the level of Unified Combatant Command focused on cyberspace operations. … Cyber Command had been subordinate to the U.S. Strategic Command, which is also responsible for military space operations, nuclear weapons and missile defense. Once elevated, Cyber Command would have the same status as U.S. Strategic Command and eight other unified commands that control U.s. military forces and are composed of personnel from multiple branches of the armed services. … Trump also said the defense secretary was also considering separating the U.S. Cyber Command from the National Security Agency (NSA).” [editor’s note: Not sure of the full implications yet, but I’m betting they’re not good – TLK] (08/18/17)

http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/news/national/trump-lifts-cyber-command-status-boost-cyber-defense-article-1.3424504