Air Force cyber security experts expect reorganizations to help improve information warfare and cyber ops

Aug. 6, 2020
Combat mission teams conduct cyber operations on behalf of combatant commands and cyber support teams, and support the combat mission team.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force is realigning the cyber mission force teams it provides to U.S. Cyber Command as a way to have intelligence personnel work more closely with cyber operators. C4ISRnet reports Continue reading original article

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5 Aug. 2020 -- In the past, Air Forces Cyber had cyber and intelligence personnel from 24th Air Force and 25th Air Force, respectively. However, the arrangement created difficulties with command relationships and oversight of teams since the intelligence operators served beneath a separate Air Force command with a separate commander.

But in October, the Air Force merged the 24th and 25th Air Force into 16th Air Force/Air Forces Cyber, placing cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, electronic warfare and weather capabilities under one commander, and creating the Air Force’s first information warfare entity. The new organization also serves as the Air Force’s component to Cyber Command.

These reorganizations of teams moves intelligence forces from the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing to the 67th Cyber Operations Wing.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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