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Army proposes new classification for cyber warriors

The Army today activated a Cyber Protection Brigade and could launch a new cyber branch as early as next month, as it continues toward its goal of doubling the size of its cyber workforce over the next two years.

Funding isn’t a problem in increasing that workforce—across the military, cyber defense is one of the few areas where funding is increasing. The real challenge is in recruiting, training and retaining skilled cyber warriors.

“These soldiers are so unique, and they’re so skilled and they’re so few,” Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Harris of the Army Cyber Command said in an Army release. “The chief of staff of the Army has asked us to focus hard on what we’re doing for talent management” to attract and keep them on board.

Read full article here from Defense Systems

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