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Russia Converges Electronic Warfare, Cyber Operations

Participating in the panel session “Building and Securing the Cyber Mission Force” at AFCEA’s TechNet Augusta 2016 are (l-r) Brig. Gen. Robert J. Skinner, USAF, deputy commander, Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Network; Brig. Gen. Maria B. Barrett, USA, deputy commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters–Cyber; Brig. Gen. Welton Chase Jr., USA, commanding general, 7th Signal Command (Theater); and moderator Maj. Gen. Barbara Fast, USA (Ret.), senior vice president, CGI.

U.S. military officials in recent years have preached the need for a convergence of capabilities, including cyber and electronic warfare, into fully integrated operations. That need gains urgency as it becomes increasingly clear that Russia already has made significant progress toward that goal.

 

Russia’s Plausible Deniability Practice May Spread

Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, USA, commander, U.S. Army Europe, speaks to the attendees of TechNet Augusta via video teleconference.

U.S. officials within the intelligence community and elsewhere fear that other potential adversaries might learn a few lessons from Russia’s recent provocative actions, according to Maj. Gen. Bruce Crawford, USA, who commands the Army’s Communications-Electronics Command.

 

U.S. Army Materiel Command Seeks Greater Role in Cyber

Panelists discuss requirements for innovative solutions, primarily in the cyber realm, at AFCEA TechNet Augusta 2016.

Officials with the Army’s Materiel Command (AMC) have initiated discussions with Army Cyber Command officials to see if the command can play a greater role in the cyber arena, according to Gen. Dennis Via, USA, AMC commander.

 

TechNet Panel Tackles Issue of Getting Girls and Women To Seek and Stay In STEM

The first Women in STEM panel held this week at AFCEA’s TechNet Augusta address issues that keep women from pursing and staying in STEM fields. Photo by Wayland Linwood.

It’s not easy for some women to find their voices among the cacophonous male-dominated chatter of the technology world, much less getting it heard by others—especially leaders. AFCEA tackled the issue of problems women face when trying to get into and remain in certain fields at its first Women in STEM panel held this week at TechNet Augusta in Georgia.

 

Facing the Truth on Cyber

A TechNet Augusta panel discusses critical infrastructure protection.

On day two of the AFCEA TechNet Augusta conference, cyber experts from across the military and industry openly and bluntly discussed the challenges of cybersecurity.

 

Not Your Mama’s Army Depot

The U.S. Army's organic industrial base helps equip the force with a wide range of equiment, including Stryker vehicles.

The workload for the Army’s organic industrial base facilities—depots, arsenals and ammunition plants—is nearly the same as it was prior to conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. For example, Tobyhanna Army Depot is an Army center of excellence for C4ISR, electronics, avionics and missile guidance and control. The Air Force has designated Tobyhanna as its technical repair center for C4I and tactical missiles, and the Marine Corps has declared it the source of repair for their newest radar.

 

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Public News Coverage

U.S. Army Leaders Delve Deep Into Cyberspace and Electronic Warfare Issues

Next week, experts in fighting in what’s been named the fifth domain are gathering in Augusta, Georgia, home of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, to discuss these challenges and how to overcome them at TechNet Augusta. AFCEA International is ...
 

Hundreds attend TechNet to talk about all things cyber

in Downtown Augusta and even in our Schools and more people are getting involved in the emerging topic. TechNet is one of the largest cyber-related events in our area. It is being held at the Augusta Marriott from Tuesday, August 8th to Thursday ...
 

Is cyber security the future of Augusta?

Only one day left for the 2017 TechNet and leaders are saying Augusta should expect some big changes. This time next year the Georgia Cyber and Innovation Training Center is expected to be open. Maj Gen. John Morrison who is the U.S. Army Cyber Center of ...

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