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Gilday: Navy will establish Information Warfare Training Group 

March 13, 2018 |
Justin Katz

The Navy this month will stand up a new command designed to advance information warfare readiness and warfighting capabilities including cyberspace operations, according to a top cybersecurity admiral. 

"Together with U.S. Naval Information Forces, we will be realigning several of our operational commands to stand up an Information Warfare Training Group later this month," according to written testimony submitted today by Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command chief, to the Senate Armed Services cybersecurity subcommittee.

The command will advance cyberspace operations readiness and capabilities through training, assessments and certification assistance "for type commanders in order to prepare afloat and ashore activities to face the challenges of a dynamic threat environment," he said.

Gilday testified today alongside Maj. Gen. Loretta Reynolds, Marine Forces Cyberspace Command chief, and their counterparts in the Army and Air Force.

Additionally, Gilday said that all 40 of the Navy's Cyber Mission Force teams achieved full operational capability last October, one year ahead of schedule. Similarly, Reynolds, in her written testimony to the subcommittee, said 13 various Marine Corps cybersecurity teams also achieved FOC in January.

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