USAF Shifts Cyber Function to Air Combat Command; Heather Wilson Comments

Heather Wilson

The U.S. Air Force has transferred cyber responsibilities from the Air Force Space Command to the Air Combat Command as part of a mission realignment initiative.

ACC will now serve as the military branch’s lead command responsible for helping Air Forces manage cyber missions and operations, USAF said Thursday.

AFSPC will concentrate on efforts to help the military branch maintain space superiority and integrate space technology into multidomain operations.

“This move will drive faster decisions as we fight by realigning the cyber operations and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions under the same command,” said Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, a 2018 Wash100 recipient.

Wilson added the National Defense Strategy calls for the U.S. military to invest in data collection and exploitation programs and the realignment will help the service branch address that objective.

Both ACC and AFSPC have coordinated over the past 21 months to realign the two commands’ functions and present ready forces.

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