Tag Archives: US Cyber Command

Cyber Command Sees Procurement Opportunities After Budget Limit Removal

Cybersecurity Threats

Congress lifted U.S. Cyber Command's $75 million spending limit and USCYBERCOM leaders believe this action would allow for creative procurement strategies. Sharothi Pikar, the command's acquisition executive, said fully removing the procurement ceiling would allow USCYBERCOM to more flexibly address operational requirements. Congress lifted the procurement limit through the recent National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). 

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Cybercom Deploys Cyber Defense Teams After SolarWinds Attack

Cyber Diplomacy

U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) has deployed teams of cyber professionals to assess military networks following a recent attack attributed to SolarWinds software. Andrew Hall, former director of the U.S. Army Cyber Institute, noted that the DOD must think of the cyber attack from both defensive and offensive positions. Experts have noted that assessing the extent of damages form any cyber attack could span months

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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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USCYBERCOM Opens Integration Office for Unified C2, Analytics Platform

Unified C2

U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) has opened a new integration office for its Unified Platform that works to consolidate cyber, data analytics and command-and-control operations as part of the Joint Cyber Warfighting Architecture (JCWA). JCWA is comprised of joint C2 systems, a sensor network, a suite of common firing technologies, cyber tools and the Persistent Cyber Training Environment.

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BG Paul Stanton Becomes Deputy Commanding General of Operations for Army Cyber Command

Paul Stanton

BG Paul Stanton has been appointed to serve as the deputy commanding general of operations for U.S. Army Cyber Command, the Department of Defense (DoD) reported on Thursday. In his new role with Army Cyber Command, Stanton will support the agency’s missions and intitatives under division's chief, Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty.

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U.S. Cyber Command Launches Cyber-Training Platform; Col. Tanya Trout Quoted

U.S. Cyber Command

The Pentagon has successfully integrated the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE), the agency’s cyber-training platform with operational tools, to assist with mission preparedness and success. The integration pilot program launched in July 2020 with the program offices of the Unified Platform system and the Joint Cyber Command and Control system. 

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Air Force’s Lauren Courchaine: New USAF Cyber Unit Provides More Robust Expert Team

U.S. Air Force

Col. Lauren Courchaine, commander of the U.S. Air Force's 67th Cyberspace Operations Group, said the service’s new cyber unit would enable it to leverage a more established team of cyber experts. The unit was launched last year and recently achieved a full operational capability designation.

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USCYBERCOM Operations Director Maj. Gen. Charles Moore Named Command’s Deputy

Charles Moore

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles Moore, director of operations at U.S. Cyber Command, has been assigned to serve as USCYBERCOM's deputy commander. He will also receive a promotion to lieutenant-general as he remains at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland for his new assignment, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

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