Because we’ve set up the bureaucracy for it. Laugh! as the people responsible for the new US Cyber Command try to work out what it’s for. As far as I can see, it duplicates all or part of NSA, DISA, CIA, DHS, NIST, and the services’ signals commands and electronics materiel agencies. It is true that IT is a little like the famous crack about economics – a science so wont to usurp all others – but this is ridiculous. Apparently we’re getting one too. Oh joy. Fortunately it’s described as a “coordinator”, a traditional British term for someone with no power or budget, so it can’t do too much damage.