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US Space Force Working With CYBERCOM to Establish Formal Cyber Component

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US Space Force Working With CYBERCOM to Establish Formal Cyber Component

U.S. Space Force officials said talks have been underway since early 2023 for the service to establish a formal component within the U.S. Cyber Command.

Lt. Gen. DeAnna Burt, deputy chief of space operations for operations, cyber and nuclear, said officials are working to determine how a partnership with CYBERCOM would look in the future and if the Space Force could have its own cyber mission teams.

A spokesperson shared that there is no confirmed date for the activation of a Space Force cybersecurity component and that efforts are still in the preliminary phases.

The talks are in line with Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman’s plan to deliver more resources to create a Space Force service cyber component for CYBERCOM, DefenseScoop reported.

The Space Force has been working on cybersecurity workforce enhancements in recent months.

In March, the U.S. Air Force’s Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapon Systems announced the deployment of cyber-focused teams to the Space Force to help secure the U.S. military platforms. The teams were tasked to offer cyber resilience expertise to engineers and program executive officers working on satellites and ground systems.

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