The U.S. Air Force will operationalize various elements of its cybersecurity plan which was structured to evaluate and address potential attacks as well as develop cyber resilience in weapons systems and platforms during the acquisition process, Defense Systems reported Friday.
The report noted that the service branch will implement various operations and weapons development programs which include the creation of adaptive hardware that use computer automation features to detect and address potential cyber vulnerabilities.
The service branch also established a new Cyber Resilience Office for Weapons Systems tasked to diagnose and mitigate potential cyber intrusions and attacks on Air Force weapons systems.
“We want to understand cybersecurity as early as we can and develop tools that are needed by program managers,” said Gen. Ellen Marie Pawlikowski, commander of the Air Force Materiel Command.
“We want to engineer weapons systems that include cyber testing in developmental and operational tests.”