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Retired Rear Admiral Bill Leigher, director of DoD Cyber Programs at Raytheon, talks with Colby Hochmuth about the upcoming change in leadership at Fort Meade and how Cyber Command would fare under Paul Nakasone. Fort Meade is preparing to welcome a new commanding officer. Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone, the current head of Army Cyber Command, […]

Retired Rear Admiral Bill Leigher, director of DoD Cyber Programs at Raytheon, talks with Colby Hochmuth about the upcoming change in leadership at Fort Meade and how Cyber Command would fare under Paul Nakasone.


Fort Meade is preparing to welcome a new commanding officer. Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone, the current head of Army Cyber Command, is expected to be confirmed as director of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command by the Senate. His top priority — increasing readiness.   “Cyber Command is really in its third major step,” said retired Rear Admiral Bill Leigher, director of DoD Cyber Programs at Raytheon. “Setting it up in 2010, the next step was establishing the Cyber Mission Force and now I think general Nakasone’s challenge is getting readiness in that force and developing his relationship with the other combatant commanders.”   Leigher emphasized that the balancing the relationship between Cyber Command and NSA is an important part of Nakasone’s new position.   “Cyber in our nation really grew up around the National Securtiy Agency and our intelligence community,” Leigher told Government Matters. “When [Cyber Command] was first established, it was a very, very important relationship. It’s what allowed Cyber Command to get out of the box very quickly and a head start.”

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