Army Cyber Command, Defense Digital Service expanding partnership for cyber innovation, capabilities
A U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) partnership with the Defense Digital Service (DDS) at the Georgia Cyber Center launched with a day of speakers, panels and networking here Oct. 25.
The partnership in Georgia is based on an existing relationship currently operating out of the Pentagon. The program teams DDS tech experts with cyber Soldiers to rapidly produce much-needed capabilities in unclassified, collaborative, startup-like spaces using technology and tools found in the private sector.
Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, ARCYBER commander, focused his comments at the event on the needs for innovative people and partnering with industry and academia.
“In order to accomplish the mission, we’re going to have to have the best and brightest minds. We’ve got some great minds in uniform, but what I need is the rest of you, too,” he said. “I’m not looking for degrees. I’m not looking for certificates. I’m looking for capability. I’m looking for motivation and desire to solve problems.”