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Army To Build New Info War Force – Fast

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The Army is already struggling to man its new cyber units — and now it wants to expand their ranks and responsibilities for a new mission.

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‘Desperate Need For Speed’ As Army Takes On Chinese, Russian, ISIS Info Ops

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The Army wants to move much faster in cyberspace against espionage, subversion, and disinformation — but that means accepting higher risks.

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Army Networks: Big News In March

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The existing, expensive network can’t do what the Army needs. So is the solution outsourcing to the private sector?

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Cyber Force Fights Training Shortfalls: NSA, IONs, & RIOT

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CAPITOL HILL: The military’s new cyberspace force is working to overcome recruiting and retention shortfalls, training bottlenecks, and its dependence on the National Security Agency, officials told the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday. These devils in the details are an inevitable part of standing up a new kind of force for a new kind of… Keep reading →

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Army Boosts Electronic Warfare Numbers, Training, Role

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AUSA: The Army is giving its electronic warfare force more troops, more training, and a more prominent role in combat headquarters, senior officers said here Thursday, pushing back on criticisms that the service neglects EW even as Russia and China pull ahead. The number of EW troops has increased from 813 (both officers and enlisted)… Keep reading →

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Army Wrestles With SIGINT vs. EW

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This internal budget battle in the Army could cede the actual battlefield to high-powered Russian and Chinese jammers, electronic warfare advocates fear, with the same lethal consequences for US troops that Ukrainian forces have suffered since 2014.

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Do Young Humans + Artificial Intelligence = Cybersecurity?

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WASHINGTON: The Army is recruiting smart young soldiers to wage cyber war. But human talent is not enough. Ultimately, say experts, cyberspace is so vast, so complex, so constantly changing that only artificial intelligence can keep up. America can’t prevail in cyberspace through superior numbers. We could never match China hacker for hacker. So our… Keep reading →

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Achilles Heel Of Army Air & Missile Defense: The Network

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ARLINGTON: The Russians aren’t just deploying new treaty-breaking, nuclear-capable cruise missiles. They’re also fielding sophisticated cyber and electronic warfare systems that can hack or jam our defenses against such missiles. In fact, no military mission is more dependent on high-speed data networks than air and missile defense — but no military system is more vulnerable than those… Keep reading →

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Army Cyber Accelerates; Electronic Warfare Lags

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PENTAGON: The Army is ahead of schedule building cyber teams — but its equally essential electronic warfare branch is lagging badly. Like a fiddler crab, one arm is much more developed than the other. While effective in the current fight against Daesh (aka ISIL), this unbalanced force would be at a severe disadvantage in future Multi-Domain Battles… Keep reading →

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Best Of 2016: The Next War

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What will the next war look like? Robots, lasers, hypersonic missiles, and stealth aircraft figure prominently, but what matters most isn’t the technology: It’s the concepts of operation that bring them all together — just as the German blitzkrieg combined tanks, aircraft, and the radio, or the Japanese at Pearl Harbor combined aircraft and ships.… Keep reading →

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