AF Weapons School grads part of military's cyber elite
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Jul 06, 2012
The U.S. military is scaling back many conventional defense programs but is accelerating its cyber warfare training programs to improve network defense and teach warfighters how to do battle in cyberspace, reports the Wall Street Journal.
This trend is illustrated by the graduation in June of a half dozen airmen from a new course taught at the Air Force's elite Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, in which the airmen worked at computer terminals to learn how to hunt down electronic intruders, defend networks and launch cyberattacks, the story said.
Other services are also increasing their cyber training, for example, the Navy has retooled courses for 24,000 people trained each year at its Center for Information Dominance, the story said.