Some of the biggest challenges that US Cyber Command faces are not technical, said Maj. Gen. David Senty, chief of staff for the organization. “It’s work force and culture that really drives some of our issues,” Senty said during his address at AFA’s CyberFutures Conference last week. Educating people so they understand the implications of operating on the net is key, said Senty. “The malicious software downloaded through phishing e-mails, how rapidly that migrates, and whether or not we can address those security issues while protecting privacy and individual rights” are pressing matters, he said.
U.S. Air Force F-35s and F-22s regularly deploy deep into the Pacific region from Alaska, Utah, and Hawaii. In the future, though, the head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command would like to see the Air Force permanently station fifth-generation aircraft west of the international date line—closer to China.