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Army to Launch Third Version of Cyber Training Platform in Q2

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The U.S. Army plans to release the third version of a cyber training platform in the second quarter of 2021 to provide Department of Defense cyber professionals with repositories of previous training scenarios, C4ISRNET reported Thursday.

The updated Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) includes a content database to enable Cyber Command users to conduct quicker mission rehearsals and streamline training managers' upload of new capabilities or items.

In addition to the ability to undergo individual or collective cyber training online, the third version of the platform opens feedback channels for cyber forces and gives training managers information about their network status.

The second update to the PCTE includes training content cataloging and previous training event search features as well as enhanced ability to manage teams and schedule events.

Lt. Col. Thomas Monaghan, program manager of PCTE, said the update is intended to provide a set of training content on the platform that can be used by several military service branches. "They pull it down out of the library either use it as is or make some updates to it, tweak it,” he added.