United States Cyber Command - Silent Rogue
 
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The United States Cyber Command (started May 21, 2010) is a new government agency designed to aid the US in waging war over the internet. "USCYBERCOM plans, coordinates, integrates, synchronizes and conducts activities to: direct the operations and defense of specified Department of Defense information networks and; prepare to, and when directed, conduct full spectrum military cyberspace operations in order to enable actions in all domains, ensure US/Allied freedom of action in cyberspace and deny the same to our adversaries" (U.S. Department of Defense, Cyber Command Fact Sheet, May 21, 2010 http://www.stratcom.mil/factsheets/cc/).

While this new organization may be a step into the new age for governmental control and regulations, there has been little production so far. Currently the only interesting occurrence with the USCC is it's encrypted logo. In the inner gold band, a series of alphanumerical characters can be seen reading: 9ec4c12949a4f31474f299058ce2b22a. This code is presumably an MD5 hash of their mission statement (or at least a portion of it), which reads exactly as the previously quoted statement.

Whether the code is, in fact, a representation of the mission statement is yet to be proven. However, the cyber geek community is definitely abuzz.



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