Most planning documents about defending the homeland from foreign threats pre-date the cyber era, leaving some confusion about which element of the military would be in charge during a cyber attack. DoD says it’s addressing those discrepancies.
The Cyber National Mission Force Commander says troops are actively participating in operations to protect the United States from cyber attacks.
U.S. Cyber Command hopes to increase the defensive posture of its networks by imposing more accountability on commanders. Future scorecards will grade local installations. Those with failing grades may face sanctions.