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Lawmaker Proposes DOD Organization be Under USCYBERCOM to Improve Access to Resources

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Lawmaker Proposes DOD Organization be Under USCYBERCOM to Improve Access to Resources

The Joint Force Headquarters – DOD Information Network could soon be under the U.S. Cyber Command once the fiscal 2025 defense policy bill is signed into law.

On Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee adopted an amendment in the spending bill by Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., that will designate the JFHQ-DODIN as a subordinate unified command under the USCYBERCOM, providing the organization with priority access to resources needed to ensure DOD networks remain safe from malicious actors.

However, some lawmakers are expressing concern over complications associated with the JFHQ-DODIN elevation, including its relationships with other agencies, such as the Defense Information Systems Agency, DefenseScoop reported.

JFHQ-DODIN is not the first organization to be elevated into a sub-unified command. In December 2022, the Cyber National Mission Force received the sub-unified command, codifying its mission to protect the nation in the cyber realm and ensuring it receives the correct amount of resources needed to fulfill its mission.

Rep. Morgan Luttrell, R-Texas, said in a congressional hearing in April that the JFHQ-DODIN’s elevation as a sub-unified command will help as the United States continues to face growing threats targeting DOD networks.

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