Cyber warfare plans
Air Force Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, said recently that the military is recruiting 2,000 to 4,000 cyberwarriors for a special force involved in both cyber defense and the more secret mission of conducting offensive network attacks against foreign computer and electronic systems.
The current acronym-heavy structure is part of the Strategic Command’s Joint Task ForceGlobal Network Operations (JTFGNO), which defends the Pentagon’s critical Global Information Grid domestically and around the world from the tens of thousands of attempted electronic penetrations every day.
The second element is the Joint Functional Component Command Network Warfare (JFCC-NW), which will wage cyber war against foreign enemies, for example, breaking into a foreign military’s network and electronically sabotaging weapons systems so they won’t operate.
“In the future, we’re looking at how we can combine those two into a single organization,” Gen.