Monday, May 18, 2009

24th Air Force to be Headquartered at Lackland AFB

Congratulations to Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas for being chosen to host the headquarters for 24th Air Force, a "cyber numbered Air Force." Lackland is home to the AF ISR Agency (previously AIA), the AF Information Operations Center (previously AFIWC), and the 33rd Network Warfare Squadron (previously the 33 IOS, and before that the AFCERT).

It's been six years since I visited the place, but I think it's a great choice for the 24th.


Richard Bejtlich is teaching new classes in Las Vegas in 2009. Regular Las Vegas registration ends 1 July.

2 comments:

oneguynick said...

Nothing good comes out of Lackland except young Airmen :) I hope this helps provide some momentum to kickoff more IA initiatives.

The Dan Ward said...

I'm really enjoying your blog - thanks for all the great info & insight!

I too am excited to see the AF make some decisions about cyberpower. I just hope we'll figure out a way to work with the wider cyber community, and not focus solely on defending AF networks.

You might enjoy an article I wrote for the March issue of the ISSA journal, taking a look at the current state of jurisdiction and defensive roles in cyberspace (it's available on scribd - http://www.scribd.com/doc/13624201/Who-Shall-Defend-Us-Determining-National-Defense-Roles-in-the-Internet-Age-By-Daniel-Ward-and-Michael-R-Grimaila)