Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, USAF’s deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel, and services, speaks at ASC16 about the challenges of the cyber workforce.
Since USAF doesn’t have a common and agreed-upon definition of “cyber warrior,” it’s “hard to define” who is in the civilian cyber workforce, said Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, USAF’s deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel, and services. Therefore, Grosso told ASC16 attendees, recruiting and retaining within that civilian segment is the biggest “challenge” when held against officer and enlisted cyber warriors, the latter two comprising about 80 percent of the cyber workforce. Other challenges that cost in the civilian realm is the priority of hiring veterans, Grosso said, which can “work against us” as USAF tries to grab recent graduates. “What works for one side of the force may not work for another,” she said. Improving lateral entry in the civilian force is a priority for Grosso, who said she understands USAF has to have “access to all the talent in the country.”
US Central Command is investigating the March 17 strike
in Western Mosul that reportedly killed more than 100 civilians, though
the command maintains it consistently works to avoid civilian
China is “very, very close” to finishing its military
base in Djibouti, which is just a few miles from the US military’s hub
in the country, said US Africa Command chief Marine Corps Gen. Thomas
Waldhauser on Monday.
The F-35 program office is looking at adding capacity
for another AIM-120 AMRAAM radar-guided air-to-air missile in each of
the jet’s two weapons bays, increasing internal—and thus
stealthy—missile loadout by 50 percent, program director Lt. Gen.
Christopher Bogdan said March 22.
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