Top U.S. Air Force officials will meet in November to define the branch’s mission and role in cyberspace, along with how it can distinguish itself from the other services in the cyber realm, the branch’s chief information officer told AOL Defense.
According to Henry Kenyon’s report, Lt. Gen. Michael Basla also said the officials also want to outline how the Air Force should train and equip itself to operate in this domain.
Gen. William Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command, said at a recent AFCEA information technology seminar that the military needs to refine definitions of cyberspace and its role in military operations.
Basla also told AOL the branch is developing a new course at Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base in cyber weapons instruction, aimed at training officers and airmen to work with the other service branches in cyberspace and areas including intelligence gathering systems and platforms.
In August, National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander outlined his idea for how the military can go on the offense in cyberspace, proposing a merger of offensive and defensive personnel into one team.