Soldiers and airmen monitor network traffic for malicious intrusion May 18, 2018, at Cyber Shield 18, a two-week-long exercise at Camp Atterbury, Ind. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)

Army Cyber Command Is Trying to Become an Information Warfare Force

U.S. Army Cyber Command could soon have a new identity.

Commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty said this week he wants his military outfit, dedicated to electronic warfare and information operations, to be renamed as the “Army Information Warfare Command.”

The rechristening would better represent a new military mission, he said, and come at a time when Army cyber personnel increasingly deal with troll farms on social media, disrupt ISIS operations, and work to confuse international adversaries’ understanding of U.S. military units’ location.

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