December 2, 2023
DOD mulling future of U.S. Cyber Command
The Pentagon is examining whether U.S. Cyber Command should be elevated to the status of combatant command, meaning it would no longer be subordinate to U.S. Strategic Command, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday.
The current arrangement, in which CYBERCOM is a sub-unified command to STRATCOM, “works now, but it's not necessarily optimal, which is why we're looking at it,” Carter said at a House Appropriations defense subcommittee hearing.
“We do have a reluctance about adding new headquarters staff, because...