At the direction of the president, the Department of Defense has initiated the process to elevate U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command. Also, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is examining the possibility of separating U.S. Cyber Command from the National Security Agency, and is to announce his recommendations at a later date. CYBERCOM's elevation from its previous subunified command status demonstrates the growing centrality of cyberspace to U.S. National security. For more information, read President Trump's statement on the White House website.
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