Local politicians this week told U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley why Scott Air Force Base is the logical choice to host the new Cyber Command: It's rich in computer geeks, related commands and quality of life.
"We have worked very hard for over a decade to help make sure that Scott is prepared to take on more missions, and we believe Cyber Command is a perfect fit for the base," said U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello, a Democrat from Belleville. "With the assets already in place at Scott, which include Transportation Command, Air Mobility Command and the Air Force Communications Agency, integrating Cyber Command can be done efficiently, and the high quality of life the area offers is well regarded by military families."
Cyber Command would be responsible for all service cyberspace operations. Its main mission is to prevent the breakdown of systems used to make military and combat decisions, but also is envisioned as a way to wage computer warfare.
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