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US Cyber Command's DCOM outlines emerging threat environment

25 October 2016

The effects of operations in cyberspace across '21st Century Warfare' is forcing militaries to rapidly develop concepts of operation and command structures to deal with emerging requirements, a senior US commander has announced.

Addressing the Second International Cyber Symposium in London, Lieutenant General James K McLaughlin, the Deputy Commander (DCOM) of US Cyber Command, explained how the defence community has witnessed 'significant' changes in capability since he took charge of the US Air Force cyber component in June 2013.

"Three years ago, there was no real cyber defence strategy," he explained, referring to the US Cyber Command. "It's our goal, by the end of this administration, to be done with it or have irreversible momentum on key actions."

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