New Cyber Command head

Share this article:
The new U.S. Cyber Command will be headed by U.S. National Security Agency director Keith Alexander, if Congress approves his nomination by President Obama. He also would continue in his role at NSA. The U.S. Cyber Command, based in Ft. Meade, Md., is expected to become fully operational by October 2010 as part of the Department of Defense's U.S. Strategic Command. The announcement was made this week by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who ordered the creation of the Cyber Command this summer. Alexander was also nominated to be promoted to full general. — CAM

Share this article:

Sign up to our newsletters

More in News

Facebook scam leads victims to Nuclear exploit kit

Researchers at Symantec say attackers are becoming more aggressive and using Facebook scams to exploit users' computers.

eBay faces class-action suit over breach

eBay faces class-action suit over breach

A suit filed in a federal court in Louisiana charges the company with failing to protect personal information and seeks damages on multiple counts.

Five schools earn NSA's excellence in cyber ops distinction

The schools earned NSA's Centers for Academic Excellence designation for their cyber offerings.