U.S. Marines assigned to Defensive Cyberspace Operations – Internal Defensive Measures Company, 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, review network configurations in the current operations tent at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 1, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cutler Brice)

Marine Corps deploys cyber personnel to Pacific for enduring defense mission

The cyber rotational force concept brings experts from Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command to the Indo-Pacific region to assist in hardening networks and critical infrastructure.
Airman 1st Class Gerald Mack, cyber operator with 175th Cyber Operations, Maryland Air National Guard, monitors cyber attacks during Exercise Southern Strike at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, April 21, 2023. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Renee Seruntine)

DOD renewing focus on foundational cyber intelligence

U.S. Cyber Command and the Defense Intelligence Agency are conducting a series of pilots and sprints to evaluate ways to improve foundational cyber intelligence.
A sign for the National Security Agency (NSA), US Cyber Command and Central Security Service, is seen near the visitor’s entrance to the headquarters of the National Security Agency (NSA) at Fort Meade, Maryland, February 14, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

DOD evaluating its main network defense arm for the future

Cyber Command is evaluating whether Joint Force Headquarters-DODIN is sufficiently resourced and has the right authorities to perform its duties.
U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Timothy Haugh waits for the beginning of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence at Hart Senate Office Building on July 12, 2023 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Cybercom looking to speed up capability development for digital warriors

Given the majority of the systems it needs are software based, U.S. Cyber Command wants to become more agile and adept at delivering key capabilities to its…
Sgt. Victor Sanchez, a fire direction coordinator assigned to Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 258th Artillery Regiment, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the New York Army National Guard, operates an advanced field artillery tactical data system to calculate aiming data to relay to the howitzer teams during an air assault artillery raid on Fort Drum, N.Y. on June 9, 2017. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Alexander Rector)

Army divesting cyber situational awareness program

The program's requirements and mission will be spread elsewhere within the Army.
Air Force cyber warfare operators set up their computer stations before a capture-the-flag competition during DEF CON 27 Hacking Conference in Las Vegas, Aug. 8, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. R.J. Biermann)

What will the elevation of Air Forces Cyber look like?

Nearly two months after Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall announced sweeping organizational changes, details are still unclear regarding one such initiative involving elevating AFCYBER.