U.S. Cyber Command chief Michael Rogers has said a portion of Cybercom’s proposed $647 million budget would finance efforts to integrate cyber-related technologies and operations against the Islamic State militant organization, DoD News reported Wednesday.
“We are particularly concerned as adversaries probe and even exploit systems used by government, law enforcement, military, intelligence and critical infrastructure in the U.S. and abroad,” Rogers told a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing Tuesday.
The U.S. Navy admiral said he expects the command’s cyber mission force to be fully operational at the end of the government’s 2018 fiscal year.
Cybercom formed the group to help develop defensive and offensive cyber tools as well as identify cyber workforce professionalization and acquisition strategies.
Rogers, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2017, added he believes partnering with companies and combining agile methods, technologies and command-and-control systems will increase the command’s potential to counter enemies in cyberspace.