US Army designates Army Cyber Command as an Army Service Component Command

ARCYBERThe Department of the Army announces the designation of U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) as an Army Service Component Command (ASCC).

On July 11, 2016, the Secretary of the Army signed Department of the Army General Order (DA GO 2016-11) designating ARCYBER as an ASCC. Designating ARCYBER as an ASCC brings its roles and authorities in line with other ASCCs (e.g. U.S. Army Europe and U.S. Army Special Operations Command) and is a major step forward in providing unity of command for cyberspace operations in support of, and fully integrated with, U.S. Cyber Command.

“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,” Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, commander of U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army said.

As the Army service component command for cyberspace, ARCYBER will direct and conduct cyberspace operations to ensure freedom of action in the cyberspace and information environment, and to deny access to our adversaries.

The commander, ARCYBER, now has the authority to gather resources to organize, develop, and employ cyber capabilities in support of the Joint Force.

Source: U.S. Army