A Czech Special Forces member provides ground support while U.S. Army Special Forces perform a static-line jump during Emerald Warrior 22.1 at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 5, 2022. Emerald Warrior is the largest joint special operations exercise involving U.S. Special Operations Command forces training for response to various threats above and below the threshold of armed conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph P. LeVeille)

Modern ‘triad’ aims to fill capability gap, help US military compete with adversaries

Officials believe the modern triad — combining space, cyber and special operations — will provide policymakers a key capability for deterring adversaries and preventing escalation.
Marines with Marine Special Operations Company Charlie, 1st Marine Raider Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, process intelligence and set up a visual tele-communication feed after a simulated direct-action night raid during a company level exercise along the state line between Arizona and California, Oct. 20, 2015. Special operations are conducted in hostile, denied or politically sensitive environments, requiring heavy emphasis on combat support capabilities, modes of employment, and dependence on operational intelligence and indigenous assets. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steven Fox, released)

Modern ‘triad’ initiated by Army is making its way to joint combatant commands

U.S. Special Operations Command is looking to take lessons from the Army's new "SOF, cyber and space triad" to see what it can apply to its missions.
Army cyber specialists defend the network at the tactical operations center for 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, on Fort Bliss, Texas, during Network Integration Evaluation 16.1, which ran from Sept. 25 to Oct. 8, 2015. (Photo Credit: David Vergun)

Army officially creates new offensive cyber and space program office

Christopher Green assumed the role for project management for cyber and space within the program executive office for intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors.
April 5, 2022 NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland – Michael Brown, director of the Defense Innovation Unit, participating in the Future of Naval Innovation panel at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition. (U.S. Navy photo by Eric Anderson)

Former DIU chief Mike Brown urges approval of $1B defense ‘hedge’ fund, more testing of commercial tech on Ukraine’s battlefields

The House Appropriations Committee is recommending investing slightly more than $1 billion to “begin deliberately fielding a hedge portfolio” of capabilities from nontraditional sources within one to…
U.S. Northern Command Commander U.S. Air Force Gen. Glen D. VanHerck speaks during a press briefing about the completed global information dominance experiment (GIDE) 3, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., July 28, 2021. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brittany A. Chase)

NORAD’s VanHerck wants better data sharing, sensor architectures for homeland defense

Homeland defense will look “vastly different” in the future, according to the commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command.