Similar challenges, different approaches

Similar challenges, different approaches

During the first day of AFCEA’s Cyber Education, Research and Training Symposium (CERTS), held Jan. 16-17 at the Augusta Marriott, leaders from all five branches of the armed forces shared their perspectives on cyber education and training.

Though all five laid out slightly different strategies and goals for their individual services, they all agreed they should leverage each other’s expertise and work together to figure out a way forward.

Joint force training was mentioned by every speaker as a key to success. Sharing curriculum and student space, especially with the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, will help all the services move much faster on solving the nation’s cybersecurity problems, the panelists stressed.

Brig. Gen. Neil S. Hersey, USA, commandant, U.S. Army Cyber School, outlined the goals for the Army. The top tier goal is to improve the Army Cyber School, including the actual physical complex, as well as build on the curriculum currently being taught, grow uniformed talent and strengthen partnerships.

The Army learning model revolves around education and adult learning, making that learning student-centric and growth and group collaboration.

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