With its initial operational capability slated for this October, the command will leverage the Air Force's capabilities in areas such as command and control, electronic warfare, network warfare and information assurance and will apply these functions to Cyberspace operations. Technical areas for Cyberspace operations include electronic warfare and directed energy, electronic support and combat, computer network defense and network operations. Because of the diverse nature of Cyberspace threats, the general explains, the Air Force must match its cyber policies closely with the U.S. Defense Department's and work in partnership with other government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Homeland security (DHS).
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