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U.S. Cyber Command simulated a seaport cyberattack to test digital readiness
The simulation also included officials from throughout the U.S. government and from allied partners to emphasize stronger coordination.
U.S. Army and Navy Cyber Mission Force teams declared fully operational a year ahead of schedule
"The true challenge will be sustaining readiness and the prompt ability to 'answer all bells' when directed by U.S. Cyber Command," one official said.
Cyber Command lacks authorities, capabilities, Pentagon watchdog says
In a heavily redacted 2015 report released to CyberScoop, the Department of Defense's inspector general says the fledgling command lacks the authorities it needs to manage personnel, set standards for training and ensure its teams are properly equipped for cyber-combat.
70 percent of U.S. Cyber Command force teams now 'fully operational'
"They've had all the manning, they have all the training, they're fully operational capable."
Cyber Command head: We are not prepared to counter info operations
U.S. Cyber Command is not “optimized” today to combat information operations orchestrated by foreign powers, said NSA Director and U.S. Cyber Command head Michael Rogers during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday. “It right now is not in our defined set of responsibilities per say,” Rogers told lawmakers. “I would be the first to admit that [information warfare] is not what our workforce is optimized for …we are certainly not where we need to be.”
On cyber issues, Obama's Pentagon 'matured' as norms rapidly changed
In future conflicts involving U.S. forces, hybrid warfare incorporating disinformation operations like the election-season email hacks will be "the norm, not the exception," a Pentagon cyber official reflects.