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Frank DiGiovanni: DoD Creates Prototypes for Cyber Learning Practices

cyberThe Defense Department has created a series of prototypes to explore best learning practices in cyber skill education, C4ISRNet reported Tuesday.

Frank DiGiovanni, force training director at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness, told the publication DoD seeks to prototype variants of learning practices to determine the best approach to teach new cyber skills, Mark Pomerleau wrote.

DiGiovanni modeled part of the course based on interviews with 21 hackers and the prototype is built around sets of curriculum that is designed to teach high level skills within six months, Pomerleau reported.

DoD is in talks with the four military services, the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command on how to incorporate lessons from two prototypes into current practices, according to C4ISRNet.

DiGiovanni told C4ISRNet DoD might create a third prototype and the department currently develops a “blended learning approach” that entails in-person learning with a mentor.

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