AF Cybersecurity Command Chosen

Texas Base to Host Air Force IT Security Headquarters The Air Force announced Friday it will locate its cybersecurity command at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, pending an environmental impact study that should be completed by summer. In opting for Lackland, the Air Force said officials considered a number of factors including proximity to other cyber operational missions, access to scientific and technical expertise and communications and bandwidth capabilities. The headquarters reportedly will employ 400, and include the commander's staff and an operations center. The Air Force announced in October the creation the cybersecurity command and in January identified five locations to be considered for the command headquarters in addition to Lackland: Barksdale AFB, La.; Langley AFB, Va.; Offutt AFB, Neb.; Peterson AFB, Colo.; and Scott AFB, Ill.

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Eric Chabrow

Eric Chabrow

Retired Executive Editor, GovInfoSecurity

Chabrow, who retired at the end of 2017, hosted and produced the semi-weekly podcast ISMG Security Report and oversaw ISMG's GovInfoSecurity and InfoRiskToday. He's a veteran multimedia journalist who has covered information technology, government and business.

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