Memorandum for Secretaries of the Military Departments, Subject: Establishment of a Subordinate Unified U.S. Cyber Command Under U.S. Strategic Command for Military Cyberspace Operations

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Memorandum for Secretaries of the Military Departments, Subject: Establishment of a Subordinate Unified U.S. Cyber Command Under U.S. Strategic Command for Military Cyberspace Operations

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A Memorandum to create the U.S. Cyber Command and develop a new strategy for the Department of Defense cyberspace operations.

The U.S. Cyber Command is run by General Keith Alexander and was implemented in May 2011. Even though there is a single command center for cyber, the Department of Homeland Security, military and private sector are all working towards becoming more secure in their own ways. The U.S. Cyber Command is an example that the government is putting a lot of money and effort into cybersecurity. Based on various speeches by national leaders and this command, the government is sending a message that cyber threats are real and dangerous. Also, the government is getting prepared and ready for cyber attacks that might "endanger" the nation's critical infrastructure and citizens. No one can know how real or dangerous cyber threats are right now, but it should be noted that the intensity of government defense strategies do necessarily reflect threats of the future. 

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June 23 , 2009

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Robert M. Gates, "Memorandum for Secretaries of the Military Departments, Subject: Establishment of a Subordinate Unified U.S. Cyber Command Under U.S. Strategic Command for Military Cyberspace Operations," in Cyberwar Resources Guide, Item #136, http://www.projectcyw-d.org/resources/items/show/136 (accessed June 18, 2019).