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Cyber Command now building a warfighting platform, not just a capability architecture

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Just like the Army needs tanks and the Air Force needs planes, cyber troops need their own platforms separate from the NSA.

Army to create new offensive cyber and space program office

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ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — The Army will create a new offensive cyber and space program office in 2023, spinning it off from its electronic warfare portfolio, according to officials. The new colonel-led, or O-6 level, program office will be under Program Executive Office Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors and will be aptly called Program Manager Cyber and Space, officials told reporters at Aberdeen Proving Ground on Tuesday. It will…

Cyber Command looking to bolster acquisition office as it prepares to handle $3B annually

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Poised to gain “enhanced budget authority” in 2024, U.S. Cyber Command is looking to bolster its acquisition and procurement prowess to include hiring new personnel and maturing its main technology arm to handle its additional funding. “I need to build an organization that’s growing from $75 million a year to figure out how we posture to enable $3 billion a year,” Michael Clark, the director of Cybercon’s J9 acquisition and…

SASC bill authorizes budget boost for several Cyber Command initiatives

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The Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the annual defense policy bill would authorize plus-ups in funding for several U.S. Cyber Command programs and concepts. The committee passed its version of the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday morning behind closed doors and released a summary of the bill. The legislation will now go to the Senate floor for consideration. The summary notes several programs received increases in…

Cyber Command to take take charge of advanced training with new authorities

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U.S. Cyber Command will be focused on advanced training for cyber operators and analysts as it prepares to gain enhanced budget authority. Currently, the individual services are responsible for training their respective units that contribute to the joint cyber mission force against joint standards set forth by Cyber Command. But, in the future, the services will only provide basic level training while Cybercom will provide joint level advanced training, according…

GAO: Cyber Command lacks metrics for assessing its weapons and platforms

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Despite some progress in maturing its architecture for guiding major purchases of platforms, U.S. Cyber Command still has not developed an outcome-based metric to support assessments of programs and staffing issues for acquisitions, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Wednesday. The Senate mandated study, titled “Defense Acquisitions: Cyber Command Needs to Develop Metrics to Assess Warfighting Capabilities,” is the second such GAO assessment of Cybercom’s Joint Cyber Warfighting…

Cyber Command prepares to gain significant budget control

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U.S. Cyber Command is preparing to wield much greater budget control over major cyber programs, shifting funds away from the Army and Air Force programs that currently procure systems on behalf of the command and its forces. The fiscal 2022 National Defense Authorization Act gave the commander of Cybercom responsibility for direct control and management of planning, programming, budgeting and execution of the resources to maintain the cyber mission force,…