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US cyber-combat Top Gun training details emerge




US cyber-combat Top Gun training details emerge
US cyber-combat Top Gun training details emerge



http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/23/us_cyberwar_training/ 

By Lewis Page 
The Register
23rd June 2010

Details are emerging of the training programme that will produce the US 
military's new elite corps of cyberwarfare operatives.

According to a Department of Defense statement, the undergraduate cyber 
training course for career field 17DX "cyber operations officers" in the 
US Air Force was launched last week at Keesler airforce base in 
Mississippi. The course lasts six months.

"We didn't have the pipeline in place to train the new skills needed to 
operate in the cyberspace domain," says Lieutenant Colonel Scott Solomon 
of the 333rd Training Squadron. "It's the one domain for which we didn't 
have an initial skills course.

"For years, we've done fundamental training in telecommunications, 
radar, radio, long-haul infrastructure, microwave and air traffic 
control systems, but now most of these things are connected at the 
Internet protocol level via the Internet," he added. "Our new cyberspace 
operators are going to be trained to operate looking through the lens at 
that IP level."

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