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Marine Corps Seeks to Facilitate Emergency Cyber Platform Deployment Through New Acquisition Process

cyberwarfareThe U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command has developed and adopted a new process designed to expedite the acquisition and deployment of cyber capabilities in response to emergency requirements of the service branch’s cyber forces.

The cyber advisory team at MCSC collaborated with Andrew Dwyer, CAT liaison officer to the Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command, and the military branch’s program manager for information systems and infrastructure to develop the acquisition process for cyber platforms, USMC said Wednesday.

The cyber platform acquired through the new acquisition process leverages commercial-off-the-shelf software and hardware equipment and works to help the military branch’s cyber protection teams perform on-site cyber operations and remote network monitoring functions.

“Our relationship with MARFORCYBER enables us to identify cyber requirements early and expedite the acquisition process,” Dwyer said.

The command’s CAT, formerly known as the cyber acquisition team, provides coordination and mentoring support to the commander on matters related to information technology, cyber and Marine Corps Enterprise Network operations.

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