Total Army Cyber Mission Force: Reserve Component Integration
AIR WAR COLLEGE, AIR UNIVERSITY MAXWELL AFB United States
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As cyberspace continues to play an important role in projection of military power, in an environment where the mission of tomorrow is ill defined and budgets are becoming constrained, there is an increasing need for a Total Force ACRC concept. The existing and emerging requirements for Army Cyber Mission Forces CMF are currently greater than the Armys active component has personnel available or trained to support USCYBERCOM and ARCYBER requirements. The Armys RC is uniquely postured to fill current, midterm and longer-term cyber gap requirements, but it requires planning and investment now in training, development, and integrations of the RC CMF. Although moving cautiously, some of the distinct advantages many Reserve Component USAR and ARNG Soldiers have are their ties to the communities, full-time employment in the civilian information technology, and their dispersion across the country. Unlike centrally consolidated Title-10 AC and USAR organizations, with Homeland Defense and Defense Support to Civil Authorities requirements with limited authorities under the Posse Comitatus Act, the ARNG units can further assist local and state governmental agencies nationwide to defend critical infrastructure networks.
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