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There are conflicting reports concerning the future and the direction of an Air Force program designed to command and control cyberspace. Over the summer Air Force decided to halt operations towards the building of a Air Force Cyber Command – due mostly to the change in top brass, but also because AF was stepping on some Department of Defense toes when it decided to be the sole protector of cyberspace (much in the same way they “control” outer space).

Bob Brewin, of NextGov, reported yesterday that AF has “decided to pursue forming Cyber Command to defend Defense Department networks and to launch cyberattacks against foes after putting the project on hold in August,” as a result of some meetings in Colorado Springs, Colorado. But, the Air Force Times has drawn a decidedly different conclusion from those meetings. More on the flip side.
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