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Cyber Brief. FOIA Document: 2011 Execute Order to Incorporate Realistic Cyberspace Conditions into Major DOD Exercises

Published: Jun 13, 2018

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A National Security Archive FOIA request filed in January of 2016 produced, in late 2017, a Department of Defense memorandum encouraging department heads and combatant commanders to beat the deadline set by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the incorporation of cyber into major military exercises. After receiving and publishing this document, National Security Archive researchers filed another request for the Chairman’s initial Execute Order (EXORD) which was provided with redactions. This week the CyberVault is posting the EXORD and highlighting the memorandum which references it.


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From the Vault

Department of Defense, Maintaining Readiness to Operate in the Cyberspace Domain, December 7, 2012. Declassified.

This memo requests all military department secretaries and combatant command commanders to beat a deadline set by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for incorporating cyber challenges into major military exercises.