Confronting Crowded Cyber Conditions

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Friday, August 03, 2018

The only way to gain an advantage in the cyber domain is to synchronize the Army’s information-related capabilities to confront an environment congested with global competitors, said Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Fogarty, commander of the U.S. Army Cyber Command.

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Describing the Army’s information environment as “populated by multiple tribes,” Fogarty admonished Army and industry leaders to “be careful about boxing ourselves in by the term “‘cyber’” and think more strategically about how electronic warfare, military intelligence, signal, cyber and information operations can work together to ensure commanders can act faster than any adversary.

“I have to be able to find [you], I have to be able to fix you and finish you faster than you can do the same to me, and that’s across all domains, certainly not just the cyber domain,” he said.

“If we’re not careful, we will concentrate on one of these tasks, and I think that is extraordinarily short-sighted and potentially dangerous as we look at the information environment. That’s what I’m interested in and cyber is a piece of that,” Fogarty said Aug. 2 during opening remarks at the Army in Cyberspace, a cyber and networks Hot Topic forum hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare.

Just short of 90 days on the job, Fogarty outlined his priorities. He predicted that in a few years, the command he leads would change its name to reflect the “operational depth” of the cyber domain. He asserted that the Army and its adversaries are increasingly vying for control of the same space where intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, influence campaigns and electronic warfare operations are executed.

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