Officials: Fort Gordon could be center for cyber efforts
July 31, 2013 12:10 AM | 1114 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
GORDON — Military officials say they’re moving forward with a plan that will consolidate U.S. cyberspace training into a new center of excellence at Fort Gordon in east Georgia. The Army’s chief of staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, has approved the plan, which officials describe as one of the most significant reorganizations in American intelligence, The Augusta Chronicle reported. The newspaper reports that the Army plans to create a Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon that will “unify and modernize” all cyber-related training efforts, including those that teach how to use electronic-warfare technology to track electromagnetic activity worldwide. Ray Harp, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, said Army Secretary John McHugh is expected to approve the measure soon. “We are waiting on the Department of Army to make its final decision and give us the green light to move forward,” Harp said. Since late June, federal leaders have advocated that expanding cyber training operations at Fort Gordon — which also houses a National Security Agency cryptology lab — is necessary for the Army to offset the 21st century’s “emerging cyber threat” and in turn, accomplish its main goal of becoming more “lethal, agile, adaptable and responsive."

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