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Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 9:39am

New Cyber Defense Unit at RAFB

Middle Georgia's Robins Air Force Base is home to a new unit charged with protecting the military against cyber-attacks.

The 689th Combat Communication's Wing will train and deploy members of the military to protect communications during combat operations.

Those in the unit will be able to perform their work in some of the most remote locations at any time.

Their primary responsibility is to defend military communications from cyber-attacks.

Nationwide the wing will consist of around 6,000 active duty, reserve and civilian personnel. Forty of those will staff the new headquarters at Robins Air Force base in Warner Robins.

The unit is the first of its kind for the Air Force and is part of their Space Command.

When it comes to cyber-defense, the government is still trying to decide if the Department of Homeland Security, the CIA, or military will take the lead.

Last spring President Obama ordered a review of the federal government's cyber-defense structure.