on the Coast Guard formally unveiling its new service-oriented cyber strategy:

The Coast Guard’s leadership has outlined a new cyber strategy while renewing long-standing complaints that a lack of funding has hamstrung proven efforts to interdict drug trafficking.

The leadership last week put forward arguments for increased support of a unique service with law enforcement authority under the Department of Homeland Security for taking on missions denied by law to the military.

Adm. Paul Zukunft, the Coast Guard commandant, admitted in an appearance at a Washington D.C. think tank to “creating it on the fly” in the Coast Guard’s new 41-page cyber strategy intended to mesh with the Defense Department’s Cyber Command.

With existing funding, “we’ve created just recently a cyber command within the U.S. Coast Guard” that now has about 70 personnel, Zukunft said.

All the military branches are beginning to execute their major cyber security initiatives. Are they really up to the task?