Commander of Ministry of National Defense’s Cyberspace High Command appointed
Colonel Le Dung, Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of the Information and Communications Service, Ministry of National Defense, holds the position of Commander of the Ministry’s Cyberspace High Command.
Colonel Le Dung.
On January 24, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh signed a decision appointing Colonel Le Dung to the position.
On the same day, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh signed a decision on the resignation of Lieutenant General Dinh The Cuong from his position as Commander of the Cyberspace High Command, Ministry of National Defense.
In 2017, the Prime Minister decided to establish the Cyberspace High Command, under the Ministry of National Defense (under the codename High Command 86) in order to reorganize the Information Technology Department under the General Staff.
The Cyberspace High Command is the focal point helping the Ministry of National Defense perform the state management function of protecting national sovereignty in cyberspace and information technology in the army.
The agency plays a pivotal role in national defense in cyberspace, in ensuring national cybersecurity and safety, and in the fight against high tech crime and desire to maintain a "peaceful evolution" in cyberspace.
Ensuring sovereignty in cyberspace helps to protect national sovereignty, said head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Information and Education Nguyen Trong Nghia.