DoD Official: CYBERCOM, NSA May Split Infrastructure

DoD Official: CYBERCOM, NSA May Split Infrastructure
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Months after the it was elevated to a full combatant command, a pentagon official added to speculation that U.S. Cyber Command could split from the National Security Agency.

Cyber Command has operated on the NSA's networks since its conception in 2009, but is the process of building systems "by which we can do our own operations and not rely as heavily on the NSA infrastructure,” said Capt. Ed Devinney, director of corporate partnerships and technology outreach at Cyber Command, during a panel at CyberCon 2018, hosted by Fifth Domain Nov. 1 in Pentagon City, Virginia.

“Building our own infrastructure is probably the biggest thing that will impact both organizations,” Devinney said.

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