US Army Expects to Improve Management of Cyber Soldiers

Posted September 16, 2014 at 5:20am

Defense News reports that “the US Army is closer than ever to introducing a cyber branch to better manage troops with highly sought skills in this area, according to a senior Army cyber official.”  

“The branch, called Career Management Field 17, will draw on experts from the intelligence and signals community for dedicated cyber forces, said Ronald Pontius, deputy to the commander of US Army Cyber Command.”  

“’What the Army is looking to do is to train and sustain the very high-speed cyber operators, in the range of offensive to defensive cyber operations,’ Pontius said.”