I've been writing about the proposed Air Force Cyber Command since the Spring of 2007. Since Bob Brewin broke the story that "the Air Force on Monday suspended all efforts related to development of a program to become the dominant service in cyberspace," I've been getting emails and phone calls asking if I had seen the story and what was my reaction. I provided a quote for Noah Shachtman's story Air Force Suspends Controversial Cyber Command.
A story published today in the Air Force Times said:
[New Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton] Schwartz appeared to backtrack on the Air Force’s plan to stand up its new Cyber Command by Oct. 1. He said the mission will go forward, but that the organizational structure of the mission and how it will integrate with the Defense Department and U.S. Strategic Command are still being considered.
I would not be surprised if Gen Schwartz was told to play nicely with the other services. I don't expect to see any more commercials promoting Air Force cyber defense!