Germany, the powerhouse of Europe, is working hard on becoming independent from the United States and is implementing its own vision for Europe.
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen outlined on 26 April a plan to establish a dedicated cyber and information command by merging the Bundeswehr’s current cyber and IT units.
The Kommando Cyber- und Informationsraum (Cyber and Information Space Command) will be responsible for cyber, IT, military intelligence, geo-information, and operative communication. It will be headed from 1 April 2017 by a lieutenant-general.
Its 13,500 personnel will come from other military services and organisations, including 12,800 from the Bundeswehr’s Streitkräftebasis (support command). Some 300 personnel will be in the cyber and information command and two new centres: a cyber operations centre and a Bundeswehr cyber-security centre.
Full article: Germany outlines plan to create Bundeswehr cyber command (IHS Jane’s 360)
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