On Monday, March 26, the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative hosted a private briefing with Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Commander of the new UK Joint Forces Command, who will officially begin his post on April 1, 2012.
Joint Forces Command will be the force provider for all the UK Ministry of Defence’s joint enablers, including defense intelligence, special forces, C4ISR, medics and cyber. It will also command the UK’s single Unified Command equivalent, the Permanent Joint Headquarters. Among other responsibilities, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach will be in charge of all the UK’s military cyber capabilities, and in this way is the broad equivalent of Gen. Keith Alexander in his commanding role as head of US CYBERCOM.
At the Atlantic Council, Sir Stuart described his role and engaged in a discussion and Q&A with the Washington, DC cyber and defense communities.