June 16, 2015
The Israel Defense Forces has decided on a major reorganization of its cyberwarfare operations, under which the cybercorps would become a separate branch, similar to the air force or the navy.
IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot made the decision, which must still be approved by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, after lengthy deliberations. It is based on a proposal drafted by the head of Military Intelligence, Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi.
The IDF had initially considered setting up a cybercommand headed by a major general, but ultimately decided instead to make the cybercorps a separate branch, since a branch has different powers than a command does.