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Command by intent can ensure command post survivability

In a changing operational environment, where command posts are increasingly vulnerable, intent can serve as a stealth enabler.

A communicated commander’s intent can serve as a way to limit electronic signatures and radio traffic, seeking to obfuscate the existence of a command post. In a mission command-driven environment, communication between command post and units can be reduced. The limited radio and network traffic increases command post survivability.

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The Tipping Point for Army Distributed Command and Control

For more than a year, the U.S. Army’s I Corps has been advancing a key initiative called distributed command and control (C2), allowing the service to communicate and fight with joint and allied partners across the vast Indo-Pacific region. The Corps is putting pieces into place, operationalizing their vision of a nodal-based C2 system, a resilient transport layer, hybrid cloud and data warriors, corps technology leaders report.

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Acknowledging the Realities of the Cyber Workforce

The Department of Defense is failing to keep pace with current cyber domain demands, with a 25% vacancy rate across the department.

Though recruiters often target science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students, panelists at the Homeland Security Conference proclaimed most everyday citizens can be trained in the field.

“I would argue that I can take anyone that has a passion and interest and good character and work ethic, and teach them the basic fundamentals of cybersecurity,” said Eric Scott, Information and Cybersecurity Department director at Georgia Tech Research Institute.

Metro Atlanta Representative Sebastian Barron spoke on behalf of the office of Gov. Brian Kemp to inform conference attendees of the vast shortage in cyber professionals in the state of Georgia. Nevertheless, there are more than 1.2 million kids in K-12 in Georgia who could take over as the next generation of cyber professionals.

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IRREGULAR WARFARE PODCAST: EXPLORING CYBER POLICY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Is it possible to deter adversaries in the cyber domain—and if so, how? What should the US Department of Defense be learning from the role of cyber in the war in Ukraine? How do activities in the cyber domain overlay on—and influence—irregular warfare?

In Episode 81 of the Irregular Warfare Podcast, our guests tackle these, and other vexing questions presented by the increasing prominence of cyberspace as a warfighting domain. This is third episode produces as part of the IWI Project on Cyber. It features a rich and insightful discussion with Ms. Mieke Eoyang, deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, and Dr. Erica Lonergan, an assistant professor at the Army Cyber Institute at West Point and coauthor of the book Escalation Dynamics in Cyberspace.

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