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Pentagon plans new cyberspace war command: report

Posted By admin On May 29, 2009 @ 3:53 am In Featured Stories,Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
Friday, May 29, 2009

The Pentagon plans to create a new military command for cyberspace, stepping up preparations by the armed forces to conduct both offensive and defensive computer warfare, the New York Times said on Friday.

The military command will complement a civilian effort President Barack Obama plans to announce on Friday that will overhaul the way the United States safeguards its computer networks, the newspaper said on its website.

Citing Obama administration sources, the Times said the president will detail on Friday the creation of a White House office that will coordinate a multi-billion-dollar effort to restrict access to government computers, protect systems that run U.S. stock exchanges, clear global banking transactions and manage the air traffic control system.

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The Times said the civilian office would be responsible for coordinating private sector and government defenses against thousands of cyber-attacks mounted every day against the United States, largely by hackers but sometimes by foreign governments.

Administration sources said the president would not discuss the Pentagon plan on Friday. But Obama is expected to sign a classified order in the coming weeks that will create the military cyber-command.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE54S0XQ20090529

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[3] Gates to Nominate NSA Chief to Head New Cyber Command: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gates-to-nominate-nsa-chief-to-head-new-cyber-command.html

[4] CYBERSPACE: Pentagon Declares the Internet a “War Domain”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cyberspace-pentagon-declares-the-internet-a-war-domain.html

[5] Pentagon’s Cyber Command Prepares War Against the American People: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pentagon%e2%80%99s-cyber-command-prepares-war-against-the-american-people.html

[6] Gates may recommend new ‘Cyber Command’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gates-may-recommend-new-cyber-command.html

[7] Military’s new cyber command now online: http://www.prisonplanet.com/military%e2%80%99s-new-cyber-command-now-online.html

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