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U.S. Cyber Command sets priorities for the nation’s defense

The head of the U.S. Cyber Command, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, called for his organization's capabilities need to be better integrated into all aspects of the country's cyber security effort.

Rogers' charge came in a just-issued vision statement titled Beyond the Build: Delivering Outcomes Through Cyberspace that spelled out his views on Cyber Command's role in defending not only the armed forces security, but the country's, as well.

“Our challenge is to protect the things we value -- freedom, liberty, prosperity, intellectual property and personal information -- without hindering the free flow of information that fosters growth and intellectual dynamism,” Rogers wrote in the statement.

Expanding Cyber Command's influence and participation will include having his troopers explain to the military, intelligence and civilian agencies the opposing threats and how to best combat them.

Roger's also said Cyber Command will have to integrate cyberspace operations into all upcoming military plans saying the command is no different now than those handling land, sea and air operations. He is tasking his department to develop “new ways of defending, fighting and partnering against learning adversaries in the contested cyber domain.”

This will include creating defensible networks, building and training cyber forces and creating an agile command and control system.

In the civilian realm, Cyber Command needs to partner with the government and private industry to deter, detect and respond to attacks, the paper stated.

The Department of Defense has not yet replied to a request for additional details and a link to Roger's vision statement.

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