The Pentagon is aiming to increase the size of the cybersecurity team for the Uniter States Space Force. There are plans to introduce over a thousand new staff, as revealed by the space force’s chief of technology and innovation, US Space Force Major General Kimberly Crider.
Major Crider announced that 130 cybersecurity officers will be transferred into the Space Force while speaking at the CyberSatGov virtual event on Thursday. There will also be an introduction of 1,000 enlisted personnel alongside the transferred staff, all of whom will be assigned cybersecurity work in 2021. The current staff who are being transferred in this reshuffling have already been supporting the Space Force from their positions in the US Air Force. When the transfers are complete, the staff will be focusing on the Space Force’s defensive operations.