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Army to Launch Third Version of Cyber Training Platform in Q2

U.S. Cyber Command

The U.S. Army plans to release the third version of a cyber training platform in the second quarter of 2021 to provide Department of Defense cyber professionals with repositories of previous training scenarios. The second update to the PCTE includes training content cataloging and previous training event search features as well as enhanced ability to manage teams and schedule events.

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Air Force Uses Cyber Training Environment to Develop Team-Based ‘Cyber Valhalla’ Exercise


The U.S. Air Force’s 341st Cyberspace Operations Squadron has deployed the Persistent Cyber Training Environment to help design an unclassified exercise to train airmen on offensive cyber operations. Officials have noted that the training an exercise team at the Cyber National Mission Force partnered with the Air Force to provide input on Cyber Valhalla. 

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U.S.-Australia Partnership Aims to Bolster Cyber Defense of Both Countries

Cyber Diplomacy

The U.S. and Australia have formed a partnership that aims to develop a collaborative cyber training platform. U.S. Cyber Command said Friday that it may use Australia-based input to inform the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) under a cyber training capabilities project arrangement. The partnership will provide a shared medium through which the U.S. and Australia may further develop PCTE and boost tactical readiness.

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Air Force Uses Enterprise Training Tool to Evolve Cyber Defense Approach; Lt. Col. Ken Malloy Quoted


The U.S. Air Force is using the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) to further the development of a redesigned training concept that involves cyber protection teams. PCTE, which the U.S. Army manages on behalf of the U.S. Cyber Command and joint cyber force, works to test the new cyber tactics at the individual and CPT levels.

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Army Eyes Contract Awards for Virtual Training Systems Modernization Through FY 2022; MG Maria Gervais Quoted

MG Maria Gervais

The U.S. Army has continued its efforts to establish requirements and identify potential commercial sources for the service branch’s virtual training programs. The Army’s Combined Arms Center – Training (CAC-T) component is conducting a study on modernizing the service’s live training systems to inform requirements for projects slated for fiscal years 2023 through 2027, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday.

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Army Seeks Commercial Tech for Next-Gen Cyber Training Platform; Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty Quoted

Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty

The U.S. Army is looking for commercial tools to support the U.S. Cyber Command’s (USCYBERCOM) efforts to deploy the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) for worldwide collaborative exercises. Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty said that the Army plans to incorporate simulated social media frameworks into the PCTE information environment.

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Army, USCYBERCOM Deploy Next-Gen Virtual Environments for Training Ops


The U.S. Army Cyber School and U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) are continuing training activities through online tools and virtual environments as the ongoing pandemic continues to disrupt normal operations. As part of its remote exercises, the cyber school is incorporating its Virtual Training Area (VTA). 

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USCYBERCOM Deploys Next-Gen Training Environment for 2020 ‘Cyber Flag’ Exercise


The U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) has commenced this year’s Cyber Flag exercise with the inclusion of a next-generation remote training system called Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE), Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. Cyber Flag will run through June 26 and involve teams from the Department of Defense (DoD) as well as allied nations.

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