via Defense Systems
The Army’s new Cyber Command is up and running, but it is still a work in progress. Although it achieved full operational status in October 2010, the new command is still in a growth phase, acquiring new personnel and honing its mission to defend the service’s computer networks. The command is also refining and coordinating its operational role with other Army and Defense Department organizations.
Army Cyber has facilities and personnel at Fort Belvoir, Va., and Fort Meade, Md. However, the service has not yet determined the final home for the command’s headquarters, said Col. Brian Moore, Army Cyber’s chief of staff.
When the command was first established, its charter called for a staff of about 500 military and civilian personnel. But when the process of creating Army Cyber was under way, Moore noted that additional missions and functions were added to its list of responsibilities. In turn, the new requirements have increased the number of personnel. The command’s headquarters facility will have a staff of more than 1,000 people when it is complete, but Moore added that subordinate organizations such as the Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM), Army Cyber Brigade and First Information Operations Command will bring the total number of personnel to 21,000.