President Obama has formally nominated Lt. General Keith Alexander to become the commander of the US Cyber Command. According to this story by William Welsh in Federal Computer Week on October 16th, Alexander has been nominated “both for the grade of four-star general and to serve as commander of the Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Md. Alexander also will continue serving as chief of the National Security Agency and Central Security Service.”
Predictions of the economic impact of the cyber security command move to Fort Meade vary wildly from 20,000 new jobs to 50,000 new jobs. This will be in addition to the influx of new jobs associated with BRAC.
The bottom line is that this is a huge economic plum for Howard and Anne Arundel counties.