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Robert Kehler: Stratcom Continuing Cyber Training Development

Gen. Robert Kehler
Gen. Robert Kehler

Demands of operating in cyberspace are exceeding U.S. Strategic Command’s capacity to conduct sustained cyber operations even as the command continues to recruit and train cyber workers, Stratcom’s commander said Tuesday.

Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler told the House Armed Services Committee Stratcom is continuing to develop joint cyberspace training and certification standards intended to act as the foundation for training Defense Department cyber operators, AOL Defense reports.

writes Kehler also expressed his concerns over how sequestration could affect the command’s civilian workforce, which represents more than 60 percent of Stratcom’s total personnel.

According to American Forces Press Service, Kehler said civilian workers will have to cope with hiring restrictions, salary freezes and possible unpaid furloughs.

Kehler said Stratcom will see increasing impacts on its nuclear deterrent, global strike, missile warning and missile defense, situational awareness and space and cyberspace missions as sequestration cuts continue.

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