announced that the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency is getting a new
Secretary Mark Esper announced that President Donald Trump had nominated Air
Force Maj. Gen. Robert J. Skinner to be the director of Defense Information
Systems Agency and commander of Joint Forces Headquarters-Department of Defense
Information Network (JFHQ-DoDIN). Skinner will be replacing Vice Admiral Nancy
was incorporated in 2016 and is a subordinate element to U.S. Cyber Command
responsible for DoD networks' daily global defense.
served as the deputy of JFHQ-DoDIN during the early days of his service.
giving an interview, he said, "They have made huge strides,"
"they have skyrocketed … They're truly doing command and control in the
Department of Defense Information Networks, making us more effective and
capable of a defensive side."
led the Air Forces Cyber previously and received appreciation from colleagues,
especially concerning work Air Force teams performed in defense of the 2018
Adm. Ross Myers, then Deputy Commander of Cyber Command, talked about Skinner
at the activation ceremony for 16th Air Force (the first information warfare
numbered Air Force) in October 2019, "He also led and was critical in the
2018 mid-term elections. Setting us on a path for the 2020". Elections – a
mission that I will contend will be enduring for the rest of the time. It is
not one that will end in 2020."