[LINK] U.S. Defense Department Cyber Strategy

Stephen Loosley stephenloosley at zoho.com
Wed Apr 29 20:11:31 AEST 2015

Defense Secretary Ash Carter today unveiled the U.S. Defense Department’s cyber strategy. 

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 – The purpose of the Defense Department’s cyber strategy is to guide the development of DoD's cyber forces and strengthen our cyber defense and cyber deterrence posture.

It focuses on building cyber capabilities and organizations for DoD's three primary cyber missions. 
DoD's Three Primary Cyber Missions: 
* Defend DoD networks, systems, and information 
* Defend the U.S. homeland and U.S. national interests against cyberattacks of significant consequence 
* Provide cyber support to military operational and contingency plans 

Cyber Mission Force: 133 teams by 2018 
State and non-state actors threaten disruptive and destructive attacks against the United States and conduct cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property to undercut the United States' technological and military advantage. DoD must develop its cyber forces and strengthen its cyber defense and cyber deterrence posture. 

National Mission Teams 13 teams 
 Defend the United States and its interests against cyberattacks of significant consequence. 

Cyber Protection Teams 68 teams 
 Defend priority DoD networks and systems against priority threats. 

Combat Mission Teams 27 teams 
 Provide support to Combatant Commands by generating integrated cyberspace effects in support of operational plans and contingency operations. 

Support Teams 25 teams 
 Provide analytic and planning support to the National Mission and Combat Mission teams.


News Release:



Release No: NR-147-15   April 27, 2015

Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work’s Meeting with Australian Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert

Today, Deputy Secretary Bob Work met with Australia’s Assistant Minister for Defense Stuart Robert at the Pentagon. During the 30 minute meeting, the leaders discussed the deep bilateral defense cooperation between the U.S. and Australia, and Work conveyed his gratitude for Australia’s current and past contributions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The deputy secretary and assistant minister discussed opportunities for collaboration on the Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Initiative, progress on Australia’s 2015 Defence White Paper, and business reforms within their respective organizations. They also discussed progress implementing the U.S. force posture initiatives in Australia’s Northern Territory.

This was Work’s first meeting with Robert.



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