Cyber Command inches closer to unified command

The U.S. Cyber Command might become a unified combatant command in the foreseeable future if top brass recommend to the president that he approve such a move, reports Defense News.

The Cyber Command, which was established in 2010, was not formed as a unified command at the time because it was "too big a step to jump," GEN Keith Alexander, Cyber Command commander, said recently at AFCEA's TechNet Land Forces conference.

“It’s a long, long process,” Alexander said in the story. “They’re working their way through that. I’m sure it will take some more time.”

The Cyber Command currently reports to the U.S. Strategic Command, the story said.

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