US Cyber Command is extending its protective protocols beyond the “dot mil” domains to the networks of some defense companies, according to US Strategic Command’s commander, Gen. Robert Kehler. A pilot program is under way to extend CYBERCOM protection to “parts of the industrial base,” Kehler told defense reporters Tuesday in Washington, D.C. “We are seeing some good success” with the effort and it will be “extended for a period of time,” he said. CYBERCOM is a sub-unified command aligned under STRATCOM.
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.