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AUSA Plans Dec. 13 Cyber Ops Forum

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U.S. Army
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

With Army Cyber Mission Force teams achieving full operational capability a year ahead of schedule, the strategic and practical aspects of their activities will be the focus of a Dec. 13 one-day forum hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare.

Called “Cyber Operations and the Future Fight,” the daylong event is part of AUSA’s Hot Topics series held at the General Gordon R. Sullivan Conference and Event Center in Arlington, Va. The event begins at 8:30 a.m.

One prominent speaker will be Lt. Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, commander of the U.S. Army Cyber Command, who announced in early November that formation of cyber teams was going well. “Our work is just beginning as we ensure they stay trained and ready to step into the joint fight when needed,” he said of the validation of 41 active-duty teams. Another 21 teams are forming in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve.

Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, will deliver the keynote address.

Three panel discussions are scheduled as part of the AUSA event. The first looks at the value of academic and industry partnerships. The second focuses on cyber electromagnetic activities support at the corps level and below. The third will discuss integration of electronic warfare and information operations into cyber forces.

Panelists will include representatives from the Army Cyber Institute, the National Security Council, the Joint Cyber National Mission Force, the U.S. Military Academy, industry and academia.

For more information and registration, click here: https://www.ausa.org/events/hot-topic-army-cyber