The U.S. Marine Corps has launched a cyberspace warfare group to help man, equip and train the military branch’s cyber mission teams to conduct defensive and offensive operations.
The service branch said March 25 the Marine Corps Cyberspace Warfare Group was officially activated during a ceremony held March 25 at Fort Meade in Maryland.
MCCYWG will support Marine Forces Cyberspace Command and U.S. Cyber Command.
“We’ve always had the means to communicate and the means to protect that communication, but today we’re in an environment where those methods are more and more reliant on a system of transmissions, routers and networks,” said Col. Ossen J. D’Haiti, commanding officer of the Marine Corps Cyberspace Warfare Group.
“So, the ability to protect that, the ability to control that and deny an adversary to interdict that, is crucial to command and control,” D’Haiti added.
The Marine Corps expects the group to be fully operational by fiscal year 2017.