Home / News / Army to Test Network Tech for Vulnerabilities; Carlos Wiley Comments

Army to Test Network Tech for Vulnerabilities; Carlos Wiley Comments

cybersecurityThe U.S. Army is set to evaluate new technologies coming to the service’s network before the systems are deployed to soldiers.

Army troops will execute the operational exercises in Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, from October to November to gain insights into threats under the network integration evaluations program, the Army said Monday.

Soldiers will also perform lab-based planning and integration assessment at Aberdeen Proving Ground before the network technologies go into full operation.

“By leveraging the power of our integrated lab facilities, our goal is to re-create the battlefield network environment and mitigate risks before equipment reaches the hands of the soldiers,” said Lt. Col. Carlos Wiley, integration and execution division chief for the Army system of systems integration and engineering directorate.

Jennifer Zbozny, chief engineer for the program executive office for command, control and communications-tactical, added that a team will test-hack the network and its components.

Another group of hackers will work to help the labs detect vulnerabilities before NIE 15.1 begins in the fall.

All systems that would go through the testing are set to undergo the C4ISR Systems Integration Laboratory.

The Army intends for the operational test to boost its Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 mobile network.

Check Also

GAO: Air Force to Deploy New Combat Rescue Helicopters to Active Component by FY 2020

The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. Air Force intends to start fielding in fiscal 2020 new Combat Rescue Helicopters to replace aging HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters that have recorded the most flight time when it comes to staff recovery missions. GAO said in a report published Thursday the service will initially deploy the new helicopters to the active component six years ahead of the reserve component and to the Air National Guard by 2027.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *