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Army Cyber Center Hosts Experiments for Cyber Electromagnetic Activities Strategy

The U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence has hosted the 2016 edition of the Cyber Quest event to host experiments designed to address a warfighting challenge to conduct space, cyber electromagnetic operations and maintain communications.

The Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center said Aug. 16 the experiment held throughout June to July brought together industry, academia and other Army organizations that worked to help provide CEMA situational understanding to commanders.

“As the Army has looked at this space, they have identified cyber electromagnetic requirements and expeditionary mission command requirements as two of the eight top priorities,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, CCoE commanding general.

CERDEC noted that each of the different battle staff elements have visualized respective particular warfighting function under a “User Defined Operational Picture” to provide commanders a holistic view of the CEMA environment.

Col. Timothy Presby, training and doctrine command capability manager, added cyber situational understanding was revealed by a capability-based assessment as the number one gap of the Army’s mission command and cyberspace operational needs.

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