Posted June 08, 2019 05:59:56The Army Civil Engineer Corps has awarded $100.5 million to support cyberwarrior training, according to a memorandum of understanding signed with the Department of Defense’s cyberwarfare unit.
The corps’ cyberwarfighter program, which began in September, is focused on creating new types of tools for Army cyberwarfighters to work with adversaries.
The corps plans to create a new cyberwar warrior training center and add five new cyber-capabilities, including a cyberwar fighter who can work remotely with the military.
The new corps will also support Cyber Command, which oversees cyber-defense in the Army and the Army Cyber Command Office, according the memorandum of agreement signed in September with the Defense Information Systems Agency, or DIASA.
The Army Cyber Defense Office will be responsible for coordinating the cyberwar readiness of Army cyberoperations.
The Army Cyberwarfighter Center will also provide training to Army Cyberoperations officers and enlisted personnel who are transitioning from traditional cyberoperational support roles to cyberwar warriors, according in the memorandum.
The Cyberwarrior Corps was created to provide a foundation for developing and deploying cyberwar capabilities.
A cyberwar expert is trained in cyberwar operations and is responsible for developing, testing, and executing cyberwar missions.
The cyberwarwar warrior is a cyber-savvy soldier trained to perform the roles of an attack operator, threat detection and response, information warfare, cyber-security operations, and cybersecurity.
The memorandum of interest says the corps will work with DOD’s Cyber Warfare Unit to develop a cyber war warrior training program that includes cyberwar-specific training and education, as well as training for enlisted cyberwar personnel.
The contract also includes $1.5 billion in funding to support the Cyberwar Warrior training program.