Army Cyber Command building critical networks, information warfare capabilities
Army Cyber Command is focused on maintaining and building critical network operations and partnerships while integrating and developing information warfare capabilities to counter and defeat sophisticated, agile adversaries, said ARCYBER commander Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Fogarty in a keynote address at the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association 2019 Army Signal Conference in Springfield, Va., March 13.
Calling the Department of Defense Information Network “the most important, the most complex, weapons system DoD employees are operating 24/7”, Fogarty said he believes that operating and maintaining its networks may be the Army’s number-one priority.
“The network is the critical capability that is going to allow us to fight and win on modern battlefields. … All the other (Army) priorities are actually dependent upon that effective network,” he said.
“If you want effective mission command, you want persistent ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance), you want long-range persistent fires, just in time logistics, you want MEDEVAC — all those things that we require for a commander to be able to see the adversary, see himself, create that situational understanding, and then to be able to deliver decisions, whether they’re in the information space or in kinetic operations, that is completely dependent upon the network.”
“Whoever can sense, understand, decide and act faster than the adversary enjoys a decisive advantage.”