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US Army Looking to Integrate Network Soldiers with Tactical Units | Defense One
Members of various battle staff elements work to visualize their warfighting functions as part of a User Defined Operational Picture during Cyber Quest 2016 at Fort Gordon, Ga., July 20. Led by the Army Cyber Center of Excellence, the event's goal was to conduct experimentation to accelerate capabilities that address Army Warfighting Challenge #7 to 'Conduct Space, Cyber Electromagnetic Operations and Maintain Communications.' (Photo by Spc. Kiara V. Flowers)

US Army Looking to Integrate Network Soldiers with Tactical Units | Defense One

Bringing network-attack-and-defense skills to tactical units is the next step in the evolution of U.S. Army cyber capabilities, the head of the service’s Cyber Command said.

“We’re going to have some capability there — whether it’s resident permanently at a brigade combat team or a division or a corps, but it’s where we see the future,” Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone said Thursday at the Defense One Tech Summit in Washington, D.C.

Nakasone leads 41 Army Cyber Mission Force Teams, a good chunk of the 133 teams coordinated by U.S. Cyber Command that reached initial operating capability last year. Initially, the Army created these specialized groups “just like the other services, really for the flavor of joint operations,” he said.

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