Accession Number:

ADA624747

Title:

Developing a Tactical Environment Cyber Operations Training Program

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MCKELLAR CORP VIRGINIA BEACH VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

Various entities at DoD, Joint, and Service Component levels have expressed an interest in the tactical integration of cyber capabilities. Traditional cyber operations focus primarily on information and communications technology ICT at the operational and strategic levels of war. From a tactical perspective, the integration of cyber capabilities with traditional force employment is not well developed. The intent of this study is to set the stage for the development of a pilot training program that blends various areas of cyberspace and tactical operations into a new skill-set. In the context of doctrinal terminology, this skill-set is yet to be defined and will be referred to under this study as Tactical Environment Cyber Operations TECO. This study introduces the TECO concept, identifies shortfalls in current training efforts, and provides a way-ahead for a pilot training program in Cyber Physical Systems CPS to meet DoD TECO requirements. The TECO concept is different from the traditional employment of cyber capabilities in that it includes advanced training in CPS to include Industrial and Distributed Control Systems, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition SCADA, and RF wireless technologies. TECO focuses on the integration of cyber capabilities with other tactical military capabilities for creating coordinated battlefield effects.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE