U.S. National Guard Defends the Cyber Front

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Source: U.S. Army
Source: U.S. Army

June 16, 2022 | Originally published by U.S. Army on June 13, 2022

ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. National Guard is the nation’s oldest military service, yet uniquely adaptable to a relatively new warfighting domain:  cyberwarfare.

“The cyber skills that many members of the National Guard bring to the fight are unique within the Department of Defense and can be brought to bear in protecting the military’s own networks,” said George Battistelli, Exercise Director for Cyber Shield 2022 and Deputy Chief Information Officer for the National Guard. “As current world events show, our ability to protect U.S. military networks and conduct hybrid warfare is crucial in protecting the nation as a whole,” he said during a June 7 media roundtable.

More than 800 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, civilian experts, and other military services from throughout the nation are conducting the Cyber Shield Exercise June 5-17 with partners from all levels of government at the Army National Guard Professional Education Center, Camp Joseph T. Robinson Maneuver Training Center, North Little Rock, Arkansas.

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