From the Spring 2017 Issue

Army Turns to Aberdeen Proving Ground for Cyber Capabilities

Dan Lafontaine
Public Affairs Specialist | DSA Inc. Supporting U.S. Army Program Executive Office C3T

Paul D. Mehney
Director | Public Communications U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command

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The boundaries between traditional cyber threats, such as the penetration of a network and theft of data, and more traditional electronic warfare threats, such as the employment of improvised explosive devices that use the electromagnetic spectrum, have been blurred. This convergence presents challenges and opportunities for tactical assets and networks.

For the Army, this new operational reality is driving efforts to reshape capabilities on the digital battlefield. With cyberspace as the newest warfighting domain, on par with air, land, sea and space, the Army is looking at cyber in a new light – as a capability enabling both defensive and offensive . . .

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