Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6 (DCS G-6)

Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Command, Control, Communications, Cyber Operations and Networks

Army and Department Of Defense News

External Coverage

  • "Keep Watch for Project Sentinel," Signal, July 15
  • "US Army to double cyber corps strength as focus shifts from counterinsurgency," C4ISRNet, June 13 "Army’s 2023 IT, cyber budget request aims to push digital transformation further, faster," Federal News Network, June 13 "Army to double size of active-duty cyber corps," Fedscoop, June 10 "Digital Transformation, AI Important in Keeping Battlefield Edge, Leaders Say," Government CIO, June 10 "Project to converge Army enterprise business systems will be ‘marquee effort’ for CIO," Fedscoop, June 10
  • "The Army’s unified network concept is gaining momentum in 2023 capability builds momentum," Fedscoop, May 17
  • "Army attempt to modernize IT for multi-domain ops is establishing milestones, filling in top leaders," Federal News Network, April 27 "The Army wants to re-do how it manages cyber risk," Federal Computer Week, April 27 "Army's cyber risk framework aims to crush daunting enemy: Bureaucracy," Breaking Defense, April 27 "The Army Repositions Itself for the Near-Peer Fight," Signal, April 26
  • "Army 365 cyber upgrade continues for armed forces," Military Embedded Systems, February 4 "What’s Next for the Army’s Network Unification and Modernization Plans?" Fed Tech, January 20 "Army plans ICAM rethink to support unified network operations," Federal Computer Week, January 14
  • "Army to expand BYOD pilot after successful National Guard testing," Federal News Network, December 15 "Army Migration to New Microsoft 365 Cloud Email Environment Now 50 Percent Complete; Lt. Gen. John Morrison Comments," ExecutiveGov, December 15 "Army Bring-Your-Own-Device Experiments Test New Security Concepts," NextGov, December 15 "Tactical cloud coming to Army’s Multi-Domain Task Forces in 2022," Breaking Defense, December 15 "Army ‘significantly’ expanding bring-your-own-device pilot," Army Times, December 14 "US Army assigns data, tactical cloud experiments to multidomain task forces," C4ISRNet, December 14 "Army Bring-Your-Own-Device Experiments Test New Security Concepts," DefenseOne, December 14 "Army ahead of schedule on email transition, IT leaders say," Fedscoop, December 14 "Army Strengthening Cybersecurity and Survivability," Signal Magazine, October 28 "Army data fabric to unify tactical, enterprise networks," Government Computer News, October 19 "U.S. Army Releases AUNP to Ensure Better Connectivity," Meritalk, October 18 "Breaking down the Army's new network plan," Federal Computer Week, October 15 "3 Questions About How The Army Is Merging Networks," Defense News, October 13 "Warriors Corner Attendees Get Modernization Updates," AUSA, October 13 "‘Global By Nature’: Generals Say Unified Network Is ‘Operational Imperative,’" Breaking Defense, October 12 "Army to issue implementation plan for new unified network strategy," Defense News, October 11 "Army’s first phase of unified network ’18-24′ months away," Fedscoop, October 11 "‘Global By Nature’: Generals Say Unified Network Is ‘Operational Imperative’" Breaking Defense, October 11 "Understanding the Army's Unified Network," Army Times and Air Force Times, October 11 "Merging worlds: Army releases unified network plan to ensure global connectivity," C4ISRNet, October 9
  • "Army's Vision of Unified Network Will Drive IT Investments," Government CIO, September 27 "Top Army General: Network Modernization ‘Never Going To Stop,’" Breaking Defense, September 23 "Army Officials Outline Unified Network Technology Needs," Signal, August 18 "Army Finalizing Unified Network Plans," Signal, August 17 "Army In 'Race For Talent' in STEM Fields," AUSA, July 22
  • "Army Network Gets Most 2022 Modernization $," Breaking Defense, June 2 "Army 365 rollout to bolster communications, interoperability," Army News Service, May 18 "Army Prepares for Its Unified Network of the Future," FedTech, May 18 "Army looking for tech to help segment data," Fedscoop, May 12 "Army to start unifying enterprise, tactical networks by next year," Federal News Network, April 22 "Army finalizing new plan for ‘unified network,’" Fedscoop, April 21 "Army Marching Forward on Unified Network," Signal, April 20 "'The Commander's Voice' Interview With G-6 Lt. Gen. Morrison," 82nd Airborne Association All Airborne Chapter, February 2 "Army connecting tactical and enterprise networks for multidomain operations", C5ISRNet, January 25 "Army Needs ‘Unified Network’ Linking Tactical & Home-Base Systems: G-6," Breaking Defense, January 21 "Army G-6 Lt. Gen. John Morrison Presentation," AFCEA NOVA Chapter Army IT Days, January 20
  • "Unified Network Needed For Multifomain Operations, "AUSA, October 29 "Lt. Gen. John Morrison on Army IT Office’s Multidomain Ops, Unified Network Goals," ExecutiveGov, October 28 "The four pillars of focus for the Army’s new technology office," Federal News Network, October 28 "US Army’s top uniformed IT official lays out priorities for new office," C4ISRNet, October 27 "Army Unveils Four Pillars for Restructured G-6 Office," Signal Magazine, October 27 "New Army IT chief mulls risk management reform," FCW, October 27 "Army G-6 Leader Outlines Priorities After Split from CIO," NextGov, October 27
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DCS, G-6 Mission

The DCS, G-6 is the principal military advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Army and the CIO for planning, strategy, network architecture, and implementation of command, control, communications, cyber operations and networks for worldwide Army operations.

U.S. Army Priorities

The 40th Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James C. McConville, declared that people are his No. 1 priority. People, in concert with the priorities of readiness, modernization and reform ensure the Army is ready to defeat any adversary, anywhere, whenever called upon, under any condition. People Our Army's people are our greatest strength and our most important weapon system. Our people are our Soldiers, Family members, Department of the Army Civilians, and Soldiers for Life (retirees, and veterans). We must take care of our people and treat each other with dignity and respect. It is our people who will deliver on our readiness, modernization and reform efforts. Readiness Army leaders have a sacred obligation to build cohesive teams that are highly trained, disciplined, and fit that can win on any battlefield. Cohesive teams drive tactical to strategic readiness and enable dynamic force employment. We must be ready to defeat any adversary, anywhere, whenever called upon, under any condition. Modernization The 2018 National Defense Strategy directs the Army to shift focus from irregular warfare to great power competition. We are at a critical inflection point and we must aggressively pursue the Army's modernization efforts in order to maintain our competitive edge. Modernization must include developing the multi-domain operations concept at echelon, delivering the six modernization priorities, and implementing a 21st Century talent management system. Reform We cannot be an Industrial Age Army in the Information Age. We must transform all linear industrial age processes to be more effective, protect our resources, and make better decisions. We must be the Army of tomorrow, today.

DCS, G-6 Pillars

In support of the Army Vision and priorities: - Set the unified network - Posture Signal and Cyber Forces to support multi-domain operations - Reform and operationalize cybersecurity processes - Drive balanced, efficient and effective network and cyber investments

Strategy and Policy

National Strategy to Secure 5G of the United States of America National Cyber Strategy for the United States of America Department of Defense Cloud Strategy (December 2018) Department of Defense Cyber Strategy Summary (September 2018) Department of Defense Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy (October 2020) Department of Defense Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification 2.0 Program (November 2021) Department of Defense Joint All-Domain Command & Control Strategy Summary (March 2022) National Security Agency: Embracing A Zero Trust Security Model (February 2021) Army Regulation 25-1, Army Information Technology (In Revision) Army Regulation 25-2, Army Cybersecurity Army Digital Transformation Strategy (October 2021) Army Unified Network Plan (October 2021) Army Cloud Plan Department of the Army General Order 2020-20, "Establishment Of The Offices Of The Chief Information Officer And The Deputy Chief Of Staff, Chief Of Staff, G-6" Chief of Staff of the Army White Paper #1: "Army Multi-Domain Transformation Ready to Win in Competition and Conflict" (March 2021) Army 365 Transition Flyer (June 2021)

DCS, G-6 and CIO Office of Emerging Technology - Industry Partner Engagement Requests



Army Unified Network Plan Army 365 Army's Multi-Factor Authentication Army Cloud Plan Army Data Plan 2019 Army Modernization Strategy The Army People Strategy Army Regulation 25-2, Cybersecurity Army Network Integrated Tactical Network Army Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign Shaping the Army Network: Mobile Technology Risk Management Framework

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Around the Signal and Cyber Community

  • U.S. Army Futures Command Joint Chiefs of Staff, J6 U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command U.S. Army Signal School U.S. Army Mission Command Center of Excellence
  • U.S. Cyber Command U.S. Army Cyber Command U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence U.S. Army Reserve Cyber Protection Brigade Cyber Protection Brigade 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber)
  • 7th Signal Command (Theater) 311th Signal Command (Theater) 335th Signal Command (Theater)
  • 1st Signal Brigade 2nd Theater Signal Brigade 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade 15th Signal Brigade 21st Signal Brigade 35th Signal Brigade 93rd Signal Brigade 106th Signal Brigade 359th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade 505th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade 516th Signal Brigade
  • 30th Signal Battalion 39th Strategic Signal Battalion 40th Signal Battalion (Expeditionary) 41st Signal Battalion 44th Signal Battalion (Expeditionary) 50th Signal Battalion (Expeditionary) 51st Signal Battalion (Expeditionary) 52nd Strategic Signal Battalion 59th Signal Battalion 62nd Signal Battalion (Expeditionary) 63rd Signal Battalion (Expeditionary) 67th Signal Battalion (Expeditionary) 78th Signal Battalion 86th Signal Battalion (Expeditionary) 101st Signal Battalion 102nd Strategic Signal Battalion 112th Signal Battalion (Special Operations)(Airborne) 156th Signal Battalion (Expeditionary) 302nd Signal Battalion 304th Signal Battalion (Expeditionary) 307th Signal Battalion (Expeditionary) 324th Signal Battalion (Expeditionary) 369th Signal Battalion 392nd Signal Battalion (Expeditionary) 442nd Signal Battalion 509th Signal Battalion 551st Signal Battalion 6981st Civilian Support Group
  • Northeast Cyber Protection Center National Capital Region Cyber Protection Center Southwest Cyber Protection Center North Central Cyber Protection Center Western Cyber Protection Center

Excerpt of Lt. Gen. John Morrison's TechNet Cyber remarks, Baltimore, Maryland, October 28, 2021

Trailer: Army Unified Network Plan Release

Unified Network Warriors Corner, AUSA Annual Meeting, October 12, 2021

Lt. Gen. John Morrison remarks at AFCEA TechNet Augusta, August 17, 2021

Women In Army Tech, July 22, 2021

G-6 Sends Army Signal Corps 161st Birthday Greetings, June 21, 2021

Army G-6 keynote remarks at AFCEA NOVA Chapter Army IT Days

YouTube G-6 Podcast Interview With 82nd Airborne Association All Airborne Chapter, December 2020

Maj. Gen. Lawrence Thoms' Promotion, November 14, 2020