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Army Sets Up New Cyber Directorate Within G-3/5/7 Office

cyberA future directorate within the U.S. Army‘s G-3/5/7 office will focus on cybersecurity and electronic warfare under the leadership of Brig. Gen. Patricia Frost, FCW reported Friday.

The upcoming directorate is an effort by the Army to utilize the “overlap” of cyber and electronic warfare operations, Sean Lyngaas writes.

Frost is a former Army Cyber Command deputy commanding general for operations and is eligible for promotion to major general, the report said.

“Bringing in a new directorate under a new two-star position, that brings two-star weight to the table to all of those discussions about doctrine, policy, organization [and] budget,” Col. Jeffrey Church, senior electronic warfare officer at the Army, told FCW.

“Now you have a two-star general officer who is going to focus specifically on cyberspace [and] electronic warfare.”

Col. Carmin Cicales, former chief of cyberspace and information operations at Army headquarters, said in the report that the expected appointment of Frost, a potential general, as the directorate lead will help the Army’s cyber, electronic warfare and information operations.

Lyngaas reports the new directorate is scheduled to have initial operating capability within June.

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