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NEXT GEN CYBER WARRIORS
keeps personnel abreast of changing needs
"Our cyber professionals are constantly
learning, as this domain and technology
are ever-changing," Lamont said.
e Cyber Command and the military
services continually identify gaps that need
to be addressed in individual and collec-
tive training through frequent discussions
with subject matter experts throughout
DOD and military services, DOD said.
e DOD and services also identify gaps
in cyber training through regular exercis-
es, such as Cyber Flag, which is an annual
joint, interagency exercise conducted at
Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
" ere is nothing more vital to our mis-
sion of defending our networks than a
trained and ready cyberspace workforce,"
Lamont said. "Cyberspace has become an
integral part of our interconnected world
and our war ghting capabilities. Training
never stops in this dynamic environment."
at the military services are making a
major push to strengthen cyber recruitment
and training re ects the serious threats that
cyberattacks pose not only to military assets
deployed around the globe, but also to the
nation s critical infrastructure.
SCHOOLS FOR CYBER
e military services recruit and train cy-
ber warriors at designated cyber schools
such as the one the Army runs at its Cyber
Center of Excellence at Ft. Gordon, Ga.,
and the Navy operates at its Center for
Information Dominance in Pensacola, Fla.
e 24th Air Force, which is the ser-
vice s operational cyber organization,
o cially opened its new headquarters
in April 2013 at Joint Base San Antonio-
Lackland, Texas. e 688th Information
Operations Wing, a component of the
24th Air Force, facilitates the recruitment
and training of the service s cyber person-
nel, some of whom receive training at
Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
Military service personnel receive
education and training in information
operations, cryptology, and intelligence
that enables them to attack, defend, and
exploit intelligence information in the
cyber sphere, DOD said.
e services carry out training for a
number of positions for enlisted person-
nel and o cers. For example, the Navy
has cryptologic, information systems,
and intelligence specialists jobs for en-
listed personnel. And for its o cers, the
Navy has information warfare, cyber
warfare engineer, and other specializa-
tions for o cers.
For its part, the NDU educates o cers
from the services about technology as-
pects of cybersecurity and cyber warfare,
as well as how to cope with situations
which are not covered by training manu-
als or textbooks.
"What we do at NDU s iCollege is
cultivate the leadership perspective,"
said Gil Duvall, chair of the Information
Operations and Assurance Department
at NDU s iCollege. " is involves not
only understanding technology, but also
the command and control and decision
processes that happen di erently in cy-
berspace and the di erent types of people
skills that have to be developed."
U.S. Cyber Command
HQ: Fort Meade, Md.
USCYBERCOM, a component of the U.S. Strategic Command,
oversees the defense of DOD information networks and, when
ordered, must be prepared to carry out full spectrum military
cyberspace operations.The command coordinates, integrates and
synchronizes military operations in cyberspace, and is charged
with strengthening DOD expertise and capabilities.The command
plans to increase its workforce from 900 at the beginning of 2013
to 4,900 military and civilian employees over the next couple of
years. (Side note:The code that appears in the gold ring on the
command's seal --- "9ec4c12949a4f31474f299058ce2b22a" --- is the
MD5 cryptographic hash of its mission statement.)
Army Cyber Command, Second Army
HQ: Several sites in the National Capital Region, though the Army
recently announced plans to consolidate the command at Fort
Army Cyber's mission focuses on defense of Army networks,
including research and development.The command expects to
add 660 military and civilian workers after it moves to Fort Gordon,
where up to 1,500 personnel will oversee the approximately
21,000 soldiers and civilians worldwide who defend the service's
U.S. Fleet Cyber Command
HQ: Fort Meade, Md.
The command provides operational support to Navy commanders
around the world, including electronic warfare and space
Snapshots of the US Cyber Command
and its component service commands
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