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Cyber Warfare and the new Cyber Command

DOD Cyber Defense
The GAO has published a report that examined the extent to which DOD and U.S.
Cyber Command have identified for the military services the (1) roles and
responsibilities, (2) command and control relationships, and (3) mission
requirements and capabilities to enable them to organize, train, and
equip for cyberspace operations.

If you are interested in Cyber Warfare ATI has a course available
to give you the basics and an update on what the new Cyber Command is doing.


Cyber threats constitute an emerging mission area for DOD, and DOD’s
role in broader U.S. government cyberspace efforts is still evolving. To
assist in its efforts to counter cyberspace threats, DOD directed the
establishment of U.S. Cyber Command in 2009 as a subunified command
under U.S. Strategic Command. Further, each of the military services was
required to identify appropriate component support for U.S. Cyber
Command, and to have that support in place and functioning before U.S.
Cyber Command reached full operating capability, which occurred in
October 2010.

In an October 1, 2010 memorandum, the Commander of U.S. Cyber Command defined full
operational capability for his command as the completion of the following critical tasks:
establishing a single, integrated Joint Operations Center; supporting cyber planning for
combatant commanders; acquiring sufficient resources (personnel, information
technology, and logistics); transitioning the Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations to
Fort Meade, Maryland; and developing service component roles and responsibilities and
integrating forces. The Deputy Secretary of Defense confirmed this and declared that U.S.
Cyber Command had reached full operational capability in a memorandum dated
October 31, 2010.

Applied Technology Introduces New Cyber Warfare Short Course

(Riva, MD; September 2009) The Applied Technology Institute (ATI) announces a new two-day professional development short course, Theory and Fundamentals of Cyber Warfare, offered to the public on Jan 19-20, 2010 in Beltsville, Maryland. The course is offered in response to the growing need for businesses and military facilities to quickly gain an understanding of cyber threats and institute cyber security defenses. It is targeted especially to DoD analysts, specialists and engineers in security related facilities in the Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland metro area, which has the largest concentration of DoD national security related facilities in the United States. Those facilities, along with the research and development contractors they work with, are building their resources to tackle the growing need for cyber security experts.

Cyber Warfare is all over news headlines. World leaders, including the United States, Russia, South Korea and Great Britain, are scrambling to organize against the rapidly increasing varieties of threats such as spyware and malware, spoofing, phishing and botnets that are having devastating effects around the world. Digital intelligence experts have labeled these escalating cyber threats as a “Global Cyber Cold War”.

The instructor for ATI’s new Theory and Fundamentals of Cyber Warfare course is Albert Kinney, who brings more than 20 years of experience in research and operational cyberspace mission areas including the initial development and first operational employment of the Naval Cyber Attack Team. Kinney says, “ I designed the course to focus on providing a top-down view of both the challenges and opportunities encountered in this new warfare domain. Attendees will gain insight to emerging requirements and trends affecting the implementation of cyber warfare systems, policy, and operations that will inform your strategy and focus your efforts in cyberspace.”

Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley, was recently interviewed on 103.5 FM WTOP radio identifying Maryland as the next, “silicon valley” of cyber security. “Cyberspace has emerged as a mainstream warfare domain on par with air, land, sea, and space domains. This advancement to a bona fide battle space arises from the de facto behaviors of entities ranging from international superpowers to improvised non-state organizations. As a result, government and military organizations are developing new doctrines, establishing domain-focused operational hierarchies, and acquiring new systems capabilities to maintain cyberspace as a viable resource serving the national interest,” Kinney explains.

The topic of cyber security first gained momentum when President Obama announced in May that his administration will pursue a plan to secure America’s digital infrastructure and that, “Protecting this infrastructure will be a national security priority.” The President’s plan will involve nearly all sectors of local and national government and military.

Prospective attendees can view the full Theory and Fundamentals of Cyber Warfare course description by clicking on:

The Applied Technology Institute (ATI) specializes in professional development seminars in the technical areas of space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing. For over twenty-five years, ATI has presented leading-edge technical training to defense and NASA facilities, as well as DoD and aerospace contractors. ATI courses provide a clear understanding of the fundamental principles and a working knowledge of current technology and applications. ATI has the unique capability to schedule and deliver courses in a matter of weeks. They offer customized on-site training at your facility anywhere in the United States, as well as internationally and over 200 annual public courses in dozens of locations. World-class design experts lead courses. To register or for an on-site quote, call (888) 501-2100, or visit them on the web at www.ATIcourses.com.