U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) today praised the decision of the United States Army to place a Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) post at Fort Gordon. The new command will address the increased frequency of internet and computer-based threats to national security. The new post will centralize command of cyberspace operations, organize existing cyber resources, and synchronize defense of U.S. military networks. Congressman Barrow has been an outspoken advocate for locating the Cyber Command at Fort Gordon.
"Fort Gordon is the best location to establish a new cyber command for the U.S. Army," said Congressman Barrow. "With current operations, Fort Gordon already has the infrastructure to house Army Cyber Command, and is a logical choice to expand its cyber mission. The surrounding community is ready to support the future operations of the new Cyber Command, and we are grateful the army has entrusted us with this responsibility."
In April 2012, Congressman Barrow authored a letter of support to the Secretary of the U.S. Army, John McHugh, along with Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson and Congressmen Jack Kingston (GA-1) and Paul Broun (GA-10). In the letter, the co-signers highlight the unique position Fort Gordon and the surrounding communities in Georgia are in to house the Army Cyber Command.
A copy of the letter is available by clicking here.
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