US Defense Department Launches New Cyber Policy Office, Ashley Manning Appointed Interim Head

April 2, 2024
US Defense Department Launches New Cyber Policy Office, Ashley Manning Appointed Interim Head
  • The US Defense Department has established a new office, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy (ASD(CP)), as mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023.

  • The ASD(CP) is tasked with overseeing the Department of Defense's policy on cyber operations and acts as the Principal Cyber Advisor to the Secretary of Defense.

  • Ms. Ashley Manning has been appointed to lead the new cyber policy office on an interim basis, pending confirmation of a presidential nominee.

  • The office's responsibilities include developing and coordinating cyber policy and strategy, managing the Cyberspace Operations Budget, and integrating cyber operations into defense plans and activities.

  • The ASD(CP) will also spearhead cyberspace-related security cooperation initiatives.

Summary based on 1 source


Get a daily email with more Cybersecurity stories

Related Stories