The Air Force Cyber Command or AFCYBER is the newest addition to the United States Air Force. It is set to “stand up” on or around October 1, 2008 to protect U.S. interests and citizens in cyberspace. In command of this new command is Major General William T. Lord. Secretary of the Air Force says this about the mission of the new group:
The aim is to develop a major command that stands alongside Air Force Space Command and Air Combat Command as the provider of forces that the President, combatant commanders and the American people can rely on for preserving the freedom of access and commerce, in air, space and now cyberspace.
Currently, AFCYBER is looking for a home. There are a multitude of candidates for the new home of the Air Force Cyber Command including retired and current Air Force Bases and National Guard Bases in over 15 States.
I inquired about civilian opportunities at the new Cyber Command and they referred me to this website.
In similar news, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has set up its own cyber defence command post. They are charged to protect national cyber systems and infrastructure. Based in Brussels and trained in Estonia, they have a huge amount of territory and property to protect. For more information hit up this link.