Command cyber and information space

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Cyber ​​and Information
Space Command - KdoCIR -

coat of arms
Lineup 5th April 2017
Country GermanyGermany Germany
Armed forces Bundeswehr Kreuz.svg armed forces
Organizational area Cyber ​​and information space
Type Higher command authority
Strength 260 employees
Insinuation BMVg.svg General Inspector of the Bundeswehr
Location DEU Bonn COA.svg Bonn
march Cyber ​​march
Web presence Website KdoCIR
Cyber ​​and information space inspector Lieutenant General
Ludwig Leinhos
Deputy Inspector CIR Major General
Jürgen Setzer

The Cyber ​​and Information Space Command ( KdoCIR ) in Bonn is the command command of the Bundeswehr's cyber and information space (CIR), which is being set up on April 5, 2017 .


On April 5, 2017, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen officially put the cyber and information room command in Bonn into service with a roll call. In addition, she gave Lieutenant General Ludwig Leinhos responsibility for command.

With a solemn roll call on June 30, 2017, the capability commands that had previously been part of the armed forces base , the strategic reconnaissance command and the information technology command of the Bundeswehr , were placed under the CIR command.


Structure of the KdoCIR in March 2020

Internally, the command is divided into:

  • Inspector CIR
  • Deputy Inspector CIR
  • Chief of Staff
    • Leadership department
    • Deployment department
    • Planning department

In order to fulfill its tasks, the Cyber ​​and Information Room Command has been subordinate to the following associations and services since July 1, 2017:

Deputy Head of Staff and Head of Department

Deputy Inspector
No. Surname Beginning of the term of office Term expires
1 Major General Jürgen Setzer April 1, 2018
Chief of Staff
No. Surname Beginning of the term of office Term expires
2 Rear Admiral Thomas Daum April 1, 2019
1 Major General Michael Vetter 5th April 2017 March 31, 2019
Head of Department Leadership
No. Surname Beginning of the term of office Term expires
1 Flotilla Admiral Roland Obersteg 5th April 2017
Head of Department Planning
No. Surname Beginning of the term of office Term expires
1 Brigadier General Armin Fleischmann 5th April 2017
Deployment manager
No. Surname Beginning of the term of office Term expires
2 Brigadier General Peter Richert 1st October 2018
1 Colonel i. G. Thomas Bertram 5th April 2017 1st October 2018


Since 2019 there has been a cooperation between the CIR command and the Bitkom digital association . The joint focus of the cooperation is on the development and use of information and communication technologies in the cyber and information space against the background of national and alliance defense and national security precautions.

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. The Cyber ​​March., April 11, 2017, accessed on April 17, 2017 .
  2. ^ Establishment of the CIR Command: A milestone in German security and defense policy. BMVg Press and Information Office, April 6, 2017, accessed on April 6, 2017 .
  3. Bundeswehr starts new cyber command. In: Zeit Online. April 5, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2017 .
  4. How far can German cyber warriors go? In: Spiegel Online. April 5, 2017, accessed on April 5, 2017 : "The head of the cyber command, General Ludwig Leinhos, said shortly before the official start that in the first nine weeks of the year alone, the Bundeswehr computers had been targeted by cyber attacks more than 284,000 times."
  5. Listing of the Cyber ​​and Information Space Command - KdoCIR - of the Bundeswehr. In: European Security & Technology. April 5, 2017, archived from the original on June 22, 2017 ; Retrieved July 11, 2017 .
  6. Sebastian Wanninger: Merging what belongs together - change of position in the cyber and information space. Bundeswehr, June 30, 2017, accessed July 4, 2017 .
  7. ^ Great upheaval for the Bundeswehr in the greater Bonn area. Command Armed Forces Base, June 29, 2017, accessed June 30, 2017 .
  8. Major General Jürgen Setzer takes on a new task: Safe in cyberspace. In: Upper Palatinate Media (Onetz). April 25, 2018, accessed October 6, 2018 .
  9. National cyber security precaution - CIR cooperates with Bitkom eV. Accessed on November 11, 2019 .

Coordinates: 50 ° 42 ′ 2.9 ″  N , 7 ° 2 ′ 43.4 ″  E