U.S. Army Gen.Â Paul Nakasone has succeededÂ U.S. NavyÂ Adm. Mike Rogers as commander of theÂ U.S. Cyber Command and director of theÂ National Security Agency.
Nakasone, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, previously commanded the Army Cyber Command and led Cybercom’s Joint Task Force-ARES in efforts to counter cyber activities of the Islamic State militant group, NSA said Friday.
The change in leadership ceremony took place Friday at Fort Meade in Maryland and also marked theÂ transition of Cybercom into the country’s 10th combatant command.
NSA added the event also coincided with the opening of theÂ Integrated Cyber Center designed to support threat response planningÂ and coordination efforts.
The center is located within NSA and Cybercomâs Fort Meade-based East Campus, which is scheduled to be completed in 2028 and will house more than 20,000 personnel.