Meet the Military’s First Cyber Chief
The Pentagon just announced that late Friday, the Senate confirmed now-full-Gen. Keith Alexander to be the first commander of the U.S. military’s new effort at safeguarding its digital and information security infrastructure, known as U.S. Cyber Command or CYBERCOM. If that sounds like a vague mandate, it is, as Alexander’s confirmation hearing indicated.
Alexander will remain in his old job, head of the National Security Agency. Now to figure out where the legal and policy boundaries between CYBERCOM and the intelligence community actually are.