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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…

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…

Army piloting new offensive cyber course for US Cyber Command

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Army is developing a pilot to better train offensive cyber operations personnel across the military on behalf of U.S. Cyber Command to address readiness gaps. Offensive cyber personnel across all the services were not ready to perform their job on day one, so the Army, serving as the executive agent for advanced cyber work-role curriculum development, is piloting a new course and curriculum for all 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…

US government should talk more openly about offensive cyber, Navy official says

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In order to foster better innovation of new and novel capabilities, the federal government should talk more openly about offensive cyber operations, a top Pentagon cyber official said. “To conceptualize [the] idea of offensive cyber, we need to be talking about it. It’s not a secret anymore that we do these things,” Christopher Cleary, principal cyber adviser for the Navy, said Thursday at the annual Navy Summit hosted by the…