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USAF Cyber Unit Launches Effort to Simplify Cyber Systems

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Air Force Cyber, also known as the 16th Air Force, has commenced an effort to boost the efficiency of tools within cyber weapon systems. The 12N12 program, launched in July, seeks to consolidate tools that analysts use to support cyberspace missions by July 1 next year, the U.S. Air Force said Tuesday.

“The goal is to reduce the number of applications in our cyber weapon systems, which in some cases are as many as 70, to about a dozen, and do so in 12 months or less,” said Col. Sean Kern, commander of the 26th Cyberspace Operations Group.

“12N12 will reduce the complexity of our systems, allowing Airmen to gain deeper expertise in the tools they use as well as posture our enterprise for future change,” said Steve Barker, director of requirements at Air Force Cyber.

The project’s team conducts weekly meetings to discuss efforts and ensure activities are done on schedule. USAF announced Air Force Cyber’s launch in September.