ARMY CYBER STRUCTURE ALIGNMENT
AIR WAR COLLEGE MONTGOMERY United States
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The U.S. Army continues to adapt the cyber force organizational structure and roles and responsibilities to meet the strategic goals defined by Department of Defense DoD and U.S. Cyber Command USCYBERCOM. The current understanding and definition of cyberspace leaves little doubt that the current structures, roles and responsibilities are insufficient to fully gain situational awareness and operational control of the domain unless changes are made. Each of the services decisions to structure cyber forces was influenced foremost by the need to address service-specific cyber mission requirements, but was significantly constrained by internal bureaucratic priorities and organizational cultures that limited the holistic approach required to achieve unity of effort. This paper will evaluate the current missions and organizational relationships, roles, and responsibilities of USCYBERCOM and each of the supporting services cyber component commands in order to determine whether or not the U.S. Armys current cyber structure is properly aligned to meet strategic objectives. I will conclude the paper with recommendations on how the U.S. Army can take advantage of organizational changes to align cyberspace responsibilities and authorities.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Computer Systems Management and Standards
- Administration and Management