U.S. Army officials designate ARCYBER as an Army Service Component Command

FORT GORDON, Ga. U.S. Cyber Command (ARCYBER) has been designed as an Army Service Component Command (ASCC). The Secretary of the Army signed the Department of the Army General Order (DA GO 2016-11) on July, 11, 2016 designating ARCYBER as an ASCC.

This designation brings the roles and authorities of ARCYBER in line with other ASCCs. Officials say, it's a step forward in providing unity of command for cyberspace operations in support of, and integrated with, U.S. Cyber Command. ARCYBER commander now has the authority to gather resources to organize, develop, and employ cyber capabilities in support of the Joint Force.

The role of ARCYBER as the Army service component command for cyberspace will be to direct and conduct cyberspace operations, ensuring freedom of action in the cyberspace and information environment, and to deny access to any adversary. Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, commander of U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army, says "A dedicated Army Service Component Command for the cyber domain is an important step to strengthen the Army's ability to deliver important cyber capabilities and synchronize operations for the Army and joint force."

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