Technology’s dark side has created a new battlefield in cyberspace, and that brings new considerations to the way military commands should be structured, according to Lt. Gen. William Lord, chief of warfighting integration and chief information officer of the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.
A nice little bit of tech determinism there. – post by TransTracker
To be successful in such a domain, the U.S. Cyber Command and any other military force that deals with the cyber threat must develop a command structure that can be flexible, Lord said. Although the structure should be based on a traditional command model, it needs to incorporate some non-traditional elements, he said. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe need to operate without heavy restrictions. There are enormous restrictions in the offensive domain. The biggest problem isnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t the enemy, the biggest problem is us.”
Sounds like a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on offense in cyberspace. Cyberwar is so dangerous and so fast, that there’s no time for oversight. Just let us do our thing; we promise we’ll be good. No thanks. – post by TransTracker
He called for a strong, centralized approach to network management.
Centralization is not typically seen as aiding flexibility and speed of action. – post by TransTracker