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Army Establishes New Defensive Cyber Operations Program Office; Scott Helmore Comments

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The U.S. Army has stood up a program office, that falls under the Program Executive Office of enterprise information systems, designed to manage acquisition of defensive cyber operations, C4ISR and Networks reported Wednesday.

Mark Pomerleau writes Lt. Col. Scott Helmore will lead the new program office that will oversee programs for insider threat monitoring, cyber tools, cyber analytics, forensics and malware analysis, two platform-based programs and a cyber mission planning program.

Helmore noted that the initial tasks of the DCO program office will focus on consolidation and integration within the requirements process as well as consider issues on the Army Cyber Command concept.

The DCO office will also utilize several vehicles such as the C5 consortium and partnerships with various organizations including the Army Rapid Capabilities Office as the office starts to acquire requirements for the seven listed programs.

“We’ll continue to analyze how we build the best teams to support the requirements as we go forward, but putting them in this office initially ensures we have an integrated plan,” said Helmore.

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