Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, head of Army Cyber Command, said ARCYBER prioritizes building and maintaining critical networks and information warfare capabilities to counter agile enemies, DVIDS reported Wednesday.
The Department of Defense Information Network is “the most important, the most complex, weapons system DoD employees are operating 24/7,” Fogarty said during his keynote address at the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association’s 2019 Army Signal Conference in Springfield, Va on Wednesday.
"The network is the critical capability that is going to allow us to fight and win on modern battlefields. … All the other (Army) priorities are actually dependent upon that effective network," he said. Fogarty discussed how persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, situational awareness, logistics and other operations rely on the network.
He mentioned ARCYBER’s critical tasks, including his command’s plan to integrate cyber, information operations and electronic warfare into its mission to establish a systematic information warfare capability. Fogarty also mentioned ARCYBER’s partnerships with academia and industry on tech development efforts and the need to hire and retain top talent.