Gen. James Dickinson’s SPACECOM Strategy to Focus on U.S. Digital Superiority, Cyber Programs

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Gen. James Dickinson, commander of the U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM), has said that retaining U.S. digital leadership and accelerating emerging cyber efforts are key to the command’s strategic vision, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday.

Dickinson, who is slated to release his “strategic narrative” for the command soon, said at a recent Mitchell Institute event that his strategy also includes launching education and training initiatives, building alliances and fostering participation between interagency and commercial organizations.

He added that while SPACECOM is yet to finalize a timeline for achieving full operational capability, the command still has the capacity to dominate in conflict against adversaries in the space domain.

According to Dickinson, the command also has to keep evolving its cyber resources such as machine learning and artificial intelligence that build on its partnership with the U.S. Cyber Command and Gen. Paul Nakasone, who serves as the command's head and is also a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.

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