U.S. Cyber Command will soon be hiring an acquisition expert to handle the $75 million Congress afforded the command in last year’s defense authorization act.
CYBERCOM is looking for a command acquisition executive to field new systems and develop capabilities as quickly as possible, states a Nov. 14, 2016 report from the Defense Department.
The 2016 defense authorization act gives CYBERCOM $75 million to rapidly deliver cyber operations particular equipment, capabilities and services. The money will also be used for the sustainment of cyber operations equipment.
The command will continue to receive $75 million a year until 2021.
The Pentagon is planning to set up a team of 10 people within CYBERCOM to handle those funds. The acquisition executive leading the team will be a Senior Executive Service employee, who will report directly to the CYBERCOM commander.
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