Timeline Of Army Cyber Command
EARLY 2000: INCREASING NEED FOR NETWORK SECURITY
In the 1980s and 1990s, major U.S. Army commands managed their own network security systems, which led to compatibility and vulnerability issues as computer technology became increasingly accessible and reliant on an internet-based infrastructure.
To address this issue, in 2002, the Army established the Network Technology Command (NETCOM), as the single authority to manage and defend enterprise-level data networks.
The establishment of NETCOM was due in large part to the complexity and growth of cyber threats to the Army’s portion of the internet, known as LandWarNet.
2004: THEATER OPERATIONS CENTER
In 2004, collaboration between computer network defenders and providers to secure Army data systems was becoming increasingly critical.
This led to the merging of the NETCOM operations security center with Intelligence and Security Command’s (INSCOM) computer emergency response team.
The newly integrated team was headquartered in the Theater Operations Center in Fort Belvoir, Va.