Army Cyber Seeks to Build Modern Workforce

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Army Cyber Seeks to Build Modern Workforce

As the Army works to build the force of 2030, its cyber corps is focused on finding new talent and supporting its people, an Army leader said. 

“The Army is making such an intentional focus on purposeful talent management of the workforce,” said Maria Ciepiela, chief of the Army’s Cyber Excepted Service Proponency Office. “It’s not just the weapon system that we put out onto the field, it’s the person behind it, the person that did all the logistics to get it everywhere.” 

Talent, Experience Critical to Army Cyber

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Lt. Gen. Maria Barrett speak at AUSA Hot Topic event
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Talent, Experience Critical to Army Cyber

The Army’s capabilities in the cyber domain are maturing across the “entire information dimension,” and building that information dominance will require finding and retaining the right talent, the commanding general of Army Cyber Command said.

Lt. Gen. Maria Barrett, who described her organization as one that has gone from focusing on offensive and defensive cyber operations to one that has “really now matured that across the entire information dimension,” said continuing to build those capabilities “takes a village” of the right people.

AUSA Hosts Hot Topic on Army Cyber

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AUSA Hosts Hot Topic on Army Cyber

Registration is open for an Association of the U.S. Army Hot Topic focused on Army cyber.

Scheduled for June 14 at AUSA headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, the daylong Army Cyber Hot Topic will feature speakers such as Lt. Gen. Maria Barrett, commanding general of Army Cyber Command, and Patrick Murphy, a former Army undersecretary and AUSA senior fellow.

Cyber Threats Will Only Grow

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Cyber Threats Will Only Grow

The Army is hardening its networks and strengthening cooperation with allies and partners to protect against cyberattacks and information warfare, a panel of experts said May 17 at the Association of the U.S. Army’s LANPAC Symposium and Exposition in Honolulu.

“If you’re going to make a very quick transition to crisis or conflict, that is not the time to be hardening your networks, that is not the time to be wondering if your allies and partners have hardened their networks,” said Lt. Gen. Maria Barrett, commanding general of Army Cyber Command.

Urgent Need for More Attention to Cyber Threats

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Lt. Gen. Laura Potter, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, speaks during the AUSA Contemporary Military Forum: Evolution of Cyber and Information Advantage at AUSA 2022 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. (Jen Milbrett for AUSA)
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Urgent Need for More Attention to Cyber Threats

Army cyber forces must quickly and continually adapt to keep up with ever evolving threats, a panel of experts said Oct. 12 at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition.

The Army constantly monitors and analyzes threats from China, which is America’s “pacing challenge,” and other adversaries including Russia, North Korea, Iran and terrorist organizations, said Lt. Gen. Laura Potter, deputy Army chief of staff for intelligence, G-2. “This really is a global problem,” she said.

Army Aims to Boost Cyber Force Amid Looming Threat

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Army Aims to Boost Cyber Force Amid Looming Threat

With the threat of a cyberattack on the U.S. a virtual certainty, the Army is working to grow its cyber warrior force to help close the vulnerability gap, the service’s top civilian leader said.

In testimony before the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said the Army has captured important lessons from the conflict in Ukraine, including that “the information domain is incredibly important, and the force that can dominate in the information space I think will have the advantage in future conflict.” 

Cyberattacks Pose Formidable Challenge

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Cyberattacks Pose Formidable Challenge

Cyber capabilities and weapons are among the most serious threats facing the U.S., the director of national intelligence warned Congress. 

Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, intelligence director Avril Haines and Army Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, Defense Intelligence Agency director, warned the U.S. needs to be better prepared. 

Nakasone: Security of Elections Is Highest Priority

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Nakasone: Security of Elections Is Highest Priority

Security and legitimacy of the November general elections are the highest priority for the U.S. Cyber Command, according to the nation’s top cyber officer, who said that the key to success is knowing “our adversaries better than they know themselves.”

U.S. Cyber Command Boss Speaks at AUSA Webinar

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U.S. Cyber Command Boss Speaks at AUSA Webinar

Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, will be the featured speaker July 20 as part of the Association of the U.S. Army’s Thought Leaders webinar series.

Nakasone, who has led Cyber Command since May 2018, also is director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service. He will participate in a fireside chat with John Hamre, president and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Army Continues Building Cyber-Ready Force

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Army Continues Building Cyber-Ready Force

As U.S. Cyber Command and its subordinate Army headquarters approach their 10th anniversary next year, the military’s cyber warfighters must remain resilient and ready, one of the military’s top generals said.

“We’re on a journey, and we’ve been on a journey for the past decade,” said Gen. Paul Nakasone, who is the commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service.