New military command for cyberspace

As someone who is fascinated by the behavior of organizations, I’m always interested when a new one is created:

The Pentagon plans to create a new military command for cyberspace, administration officials said Thursday, stepping up preparations by the armed forces to conduct both offensive and defensive computer warfare.

// The military command would complement a civilian effort to be announced by President Obama on Friday that would overhaul the way the United States safeguards its computer networks.

Once again with public-private partnership.  So much better than the traditional “one or the other” approach, albeit with challenges of cooperation.  It’ll be interesting to see how this one plays out.  Some of the politics have kept this one at a lower level than having a direct line to the president, but one could expect that to change after a significant attack.

One response to “New military command for cyberspace

  1. Pingback: Week in Public Organizations, 31May2009 « PublicOrgTheory

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