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ALAMO CHAPTER CHAPTER - Nov 07, 2018

Army Cyber School Commandant Presents to Chapter

Brig. Gen. Neil Hersey, USA, commandant, U.S. Army Cyber School, kicked off his presentation in November on the Cyber Center of Excellence (CCE) by stating that the CCE at Fort Gordon is a force protection platform that is generating an operational force as well as the institutional force. The CCE is responsible for building the cyber workforce. The Cyber District Vision will enable leaders to recruit, train and retain a world-class workforce. With this effort, The Army Cyber Command is moving to Fort Gordon in 2020. "Building a joint agency sends a strong message that we are fully committed in operating better in this environment. The move will allow more agility and speed, which will allow us to compete as an integrated team of near-peer and peer activities." The workforce is estimated to double by 2023 time frame. Gen. Hersey also discussed the importance of electronic warfare capabilities and how it was built by the civilian industry. Due to this origin, mission partners have been brought in from other countries and the private sector, which has created the environment that "the advantage goes to the attacker." This is an issue that Gen. Hersey stated is an evolving threat and a disturbing adversary trend. Such a trend has generated an anti-access and area denial strategies and capabilities to generate standoffs in both competition and conflict. This past election and the current issues with Facebook are reflective of these trends. These incidents have caused a disruption in the fabric of our society. The support of civilian technology over the last 15 years gives us the ability to take a glimpse from an adversary's point of view. "This viewpoint enables us to find, locate and take kinetic and non-kinetic information to capture the individual(s) or the ability to make the disruption go away." Adversaries such as Russia and China have been watching us for some time; they are studying our patterns to use in the fight against us in the battlefield," says the general.

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Brig. Gen. Neil Hersey, USA, commandant, U.S. Army Cyber School, addresses attendees during the chapter event in November.
Brig. Gen. Neil Hersey, USA, commandant, U.S. Army Cyber School, addresses attendees during the chapter event in November.

"Building a joint agency sends a strong message that we are fully committed in operating better in this environment," the general tells attendees at the November event about Army Cyber Command's move to Fort Gordon in 2020.
Gen. Hersey discusses the importance of electronic warfare capabilities during his presentation in November.
Gen. Hersey discusses the importance of electronic warfare capabilities during his presentation in November.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Szu-Moy Toves
866-445-9114

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