Accession Number:

ADA543404

Title:

U.S. Cyber Command Support to Geographic Combatant Commands

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-03-02

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Geographic Combatant Commands GCC do not have the structure in place to respond to Computer Network Attack CNA against Department of Defense DoD networks or to initiate Computer Network Exploitation CNE or CNA in response to a cyber incident in their areas of responsibility. This paper will provide the definitions required to understand the issues that confront operations in cyberspace. It will provide an overview of the legal issues, technical issues, and will provide a recommendation for the structure necessary to enable the GCCs to overcome those issues and to effectively leverage the capabilities provided by U.S. Cyber Command in support of operations within their area of responsibility. This paper recommends the creation of a Joint Cyber Functional Component Command as part of the GCC structure to integrate cyberspace operations into their contingency plans and to enable response to cyberspace incidents within their area of responsibility.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE