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Army to Organize CIO/G-6 Position Into Two New Roles

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The U.S. Army will divide the Chief Information Officer/G-6 position into two new roles no later than Aug. 31, the service reported Thursday.

The CIO will serve as information policy creator and principal adviser to the secretary of the Army on information technology, information science and their impact on warfighting capabilities.

The G-6 deputy chief of staff will oversee the implementation of the CIO’s policies and serve as principal military adviser to the Army secretary and the service’s chief of staff on network communication matters.

The Army expects the new positions to achieve initial operating capability by the end of August. Army Cyber Command will oversee policy implementation and provide direction to Network Command.