Officials at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, have launched the Air Force’s new cyber professional continuing education program at the Air Force Institute of Technology. The school’s Center for Cyberspace Research is offering two courses: Cyber 200 and Cyber 300. Six hundred airmen will graduate per year from these courses. They will be trained to apply cyber effects at the operational and strategic level in support of Air Force and joint missions. “Cyber capabilities require a depth of technical knowledge and a broad understanding of military operations that courses like Cyber 200 and Cyber 300 can provide,” said Capt. Jack Skoda, one of the instructors. These two courses will build upon the concepts taught in undergraduate cyber training at Keesler AFB, Miss. That training began in June for officers. (Wright-Patterson report by Bill Hancock)
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.