The Army and Navy components of the military’s Cyber Mission Forces have reached full operational capability, the services announced Thursday, beating their 2018 deadline by roughly a year.
The Army and Navy announcement marks a major milestone for U.S. Cyber Command, which has grown since 2010 from a rough plan to build a military unit complementary to the largely civilian National Security Agency to what will soon be a full combatant command.
Together, the Army and Navy components comprise about 60 percent of the 6,200 cyber troops divided among 133 teams that will make up a fully operational U.S. Cyber Command next year.
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Note: The Army Cyber Command is headquartered at Fort Gordon in Augusta, GA. In June of 2017, groundbreaking was held for the construction of the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center, a $60 million compound that will feature research and classroom space for Augusta University and the state’s technical colleges, as well as office space for established and startup companies. For more information, see: http://gtpac.org/2017/06/21/new-training-center-in-augusta-to-counter-emerging-cyberthreats/