Asia Pacific Defense Forum “Japan Self-Defense Force: Challenge on Command & Communication Systems And Cyber Warfare” Rear Admiral SAKATA, Ryuzo Director Directorate of Command & Communication Systems (J-6) Joint Staff, Japan Expectations on the Command & Communication Systems in JSDF • Provide network among the Government’s Central Command Post to tiers of headquarters and field units. – disaster relief – international terrorism – full-scale invasion • Provide national-level counter-cyber threat capabilities. • Enhancements of user-friendliness deviated attentions to systems’ survivability. Future JSDF Posture on the Cyber Warfare • Capabilities to defend own C4 systems, hardware and data, from outer space cyber threats. • Capabilities to electronically neutralize enemy C4 capabilities. • Capabilities to conduct cyber space intelligence and counter-intelligence activities. Current Capability Assessment & Issues on Cyber Forces • • • • • • Threat Analysis International Legal Framework Domestic Laws & Regulations Organization and Capabilities Education & Training Personnel Management: Recruiting & Career Management • Equipments Future Tasks • Consideration: – NO simple unification (or “jointification”) – Clear and present danger to the national security – NO Resource race among service branches • What to Do? – Joint operation, for accelerated operational tempo, better operational common pictures, and better information sharing – Prioritize in defensive functions • “National Defense Program Guideline (NDPG)” • “(5-year) Midterm Defense Plan (MDP)” • Ally, the United States Cyber Command Thank You! • Questions & Comments, Please!