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Edward Cardon: Military Cyber Forces Must Have More Freedom to Test New Ideas

Edward CardonLt. Gen. Edward Cardon, head of the Army Cyber Command, believes that giving military cyber forces  greater freedom to experiment could help them develop more technological capabilities, FCW reported Wednesday.

“Maybe we need 150 little experiments in which we expect only 10 or 15 to pan out,” Cardon told an audience at an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association-hosted cybersecurity forum Wednesday in Washington.

He attributes the near-zero failure rate in his organization to cautious management and budgeting of the command’s information technology projects, according to FCW.

FCW reports that the Pentagon aims to grow its cyber workforce to 6,000 employees by 2016 and Cardon says 2,000 of those professionals will come from the Army.

The Army also plans to establish a cybersecurity center at Fort Gordon, Ga.

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