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Patricia Frost: Army Cybercom Aims to Build Cyber Electromagnetic Capabilities Through Expeditionary Exercises

ElectronicWarfareA U.S. Army Cyber Command official has said the command has launched expeditionary cyber exercises designed to help combatant commanders and troops build up capabilities in cyber electromagnetic activities and assess potential threats, the Army reported Tuesday.

Brig. Gen. Patricia Frost, deputy commanding general for operations at the Army Cyber Command, discussed CEMA at a March 31 forum on Army Installation Management.

Frost said CEMA exercises seek to help commanders and soldiers navigate through the changing information environment.

According to the Army, CEMA is a tool designed to help commanders and military personnel protect the mission command system from potential adversaries through the synchronization of cyber space, spectrum management and electronic warfare operations.

Frost told forum attendees that the Army Cyber Command teamed up with the U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Training and Doctrine Command and combat training centers to conduct CEMA training exercises in an effort to identify software and hardware requirements.

She also noted that the command will hold another CEMA exercise in July to evaluate electronic warfare and its implications in terms of requirements and capabilities for operators and uniformed personnel, the Army said.

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