The Department of the Army announced the designation of U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) as an Army Service Component Command (ASCC).

On July 11, 2016, the Secretary of the Army signed Department of the Army General Order (DA GO 2016-11) designating ARCYBER as an ASCC. Designating ARCYBER as an ASCC brings its roles and authorities in line with other ASCCs (e.g. U.S. Army Europe and U.S. Army Special Operations Command) and is a major step forward in providing unity of command for cyberspace operations in support of, and fully integrated with, U.S. Cyber Command.

"A dedicated Army Service Component Command for the cyber domain is an important step to strengthen the Army's ability to deliver important cyber capabilities and synchronize operations for the Army and joint force," said Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, commander of U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army.

As the Army service component command for cyberspace, ARCYBER will direct and conduct cyberspace operations to ensure freedom of action in the cyberspace and information environment, and to deny access to our adversaries.

The commander, ARCYBER, now has the authority to gather resources to organize, develop, and employ cyber capabilities in support of the Army and the joint force.

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ABOUT US: United States Army Cyber Command and Second Army directs and conducts integrated electronic warfare, information and cyberspace operations as authorized, or directed, to ensure freedom of action in and through cyberspace and the information environment, and to deny the same to our adversaries.

Interested in becoming an Army cyber Soldier or civilian employee? Check out the career links at www.arcyber.army.mil