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Army Cyber Blitz Exercise Seeks to Help Soldiers Respond to EM Spectrum, Cyber Threats

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ElectronicWarfareThe U.S. Army held a two-week training in April at Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey in an effort to help soldiers observe and respond to electromagnetic spectrum and cyber threats in a tactical operations center, the Army reported Tuesday.

Kristen Kushiyama writes service personnel from the 7th signal command cyber protection brigade and the 25th infantry division participated in the “Cyber Blitz: Converged Brigade Combat Team Main Command Post” exercise held at the Army Materiel Command‘s communications-electronics research, development and engineering center.

“Our problem was how to optimize our ability to integrate staff functions, support the commander in a very high-intensity fight, in a fight that includes a very contested cyber and electromagnetic component,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, commanding general of the Army Cyber Center of Excellence.

Experts from AMC, Army Cyber Command, Training and Doctrine Command and other Army components shared insights with soldiers as they performed operations and combat drills in simulated environments during the Cyber Blitz event held from April 18-29.

The service branch will use and integrate input from the exercise with the Cyber Quest that TRADOC will conduct in the summer of 2016.

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