The Secretary of Defense, Dr. Robert M. Gates, is recommending that President Obama “redesignate the position of Director, National Security Agency to Director, National Security Agency and Commander, U.S. Cyber Command.”
He is further advocating that the headquarters of this new command be located at Fort Meade. The Secretary envisions this command to be fully operational by October 2010.
This could be a huge economic win for our area. As noted in an earlier post, the Cyber Security Initiative could easily top $100 billion.
That’s billion…with a “b.”