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Space Force would need more resources to contribute to cyber mission force, nominee says

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The nominee to lead the Space Force said it would require significant manpower to contribute to the joint cyber mission force under U.S. Cyber Command.

Army adding more cyber teams

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Army will be building two more cyber mission force teams for U.S. Cyber Command this year, according to a top official. Lt. Gen. Maria Barrett, commander of Army Cyber Command, told an audience at the TechNet Augusta conference Wednesday that the service is dedicated to beefing up the force in support of geographic combatant commands’ missions and the priorities of the National Defense Strategy. Barrett also…

Senate Armed Services Committee concerned about DOD's cyber mission force

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The Senate Armed Services Committee is looking to help the Department of Defense address and correct issues associated with the readiness of its cyber forces, according to new legislation and congressional aides. Committee aides told reporters on Monday that in discussions with cyber commanders, readiness problems — including recruiting and retention — became more apparent. The SASC version of the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act calls for a plan…

Senate Armed Services Committee questions Navy's future role, contribution to cyberspace operations

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Editor’s note: This story was updated July 21 with comment from Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Cybersecurity. The Senate’s version of the annual defense policy bill raises the specter that the Navy should entirely get out of cyber operations for U.S. Cyber Command. While the Senate Armed Services passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2023 on June…

House Armed Services Committee concerned with state of Navy cyber readiness

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The House Armed Services Committee is pushing the Navy to create a singular and special work role dedicated to cyberspace matters and is willing to play hardball with the service to get it to do so, according to a provision in its version of the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act. Not having such a specific role risks neglecting cyber and having a lack of institutional expertise both in the…

Army to double size of active-duty cyber corps

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The Army intends to double the size of its active-duty cyber corps by the end of the decade, including boosting its electronic warfare capacity, according to service officials. The service is putting more emphasis on these types of capabilities to compete with advanced adversaries such as China and Russia. “Active component growth in the force structure for Cyber Mission Force teams and Electronic Warfare companies and platoons will increase the…

Cyber Command’s force is growing, in part, to support space

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As part of investments in the Future Years Defense Program, U.S. Cyber Command and its subordinate organizations are investing in a phased approach to contribute defensive and offensive teams to support space entities. Part of the growth of Cyber Command’s cyber mission force, in addition to the increased demand in cyberspace, is to support newly established space entities such as Space Command, the newest combatant command. “We continue to contribute…