Fund Guard Cyber Forces

  I was in the room Wednesday as Defense Secretary Ash Carter revealed his plan to reform the structure of the military at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think tank in Washington, D.C. In his talk, “Breaking New Ground: Preparing the DOD for the Future,” Carter said it was... Read more
Washington Report (Dec. 15, 2015) The National Guard Bureau announced last week plans to stand up 13 more cyber units across 23 states by the end of fiscal 2019. The Army National Guard will activate seven cyber-protection teams. In fiscal 2018, Guard officials will establish separate CPTs across... Read more
WASHINGTON (Oct. 21, 2015) — Unique cybersecurity capabilities and partnerships will be featured when the House National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus hosts the first State Cyber Day tomorrow (Oct. 22) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building.  Officials from... Read more
Washington Report (October 20, 2015) The role of the National Guard and other state organizations in cyber security will be on display Thursday during State Cyber Day in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The event is sponsored by the House National Guard and Reserve Components... Read more
Washington Report (June 16, 2015) The House passed a defense spending bill June 11 that has funds for several unique National Guard efforts, including border-security operations, the State Partnership Program (SPP), the Youth ChalleNGe Program and Counterdrug Program. The Senate is expected to take... Read more
Washington Report (April 14, 2015) Defense Secretary Ash Carter has suggested that cyber could become its own service branch. Military Times says the secretary's remarks at U.S. Cyber Command headquarters in Maryland recently "raised eyebrows." "There may come a time when that makes sense," Carter... Read more
Washington Report (March 3, 2015) Army National Guard officials at the National Guard Bureau announced last week the location plan for the first three of an eventual 10 new Army National Guard cyber-protection teams to be established over the next three fiscal years. The first of three CPTs to be... Read more
Washington Report (October 28, 2014) The National Guard is an asset for governors dealing with cybersecurity issues in their states, according to a report released Monday by the National Governors Association. The report called "The Cybersecurity Workforce: States' Needs and Opportunities"... Read more
Washington Report (September 16, 2014) The nation's governors are pushing the Defense Department to use the National Guard as a major part of its cyber operations mission. Over the past three weeks Grace Washbourne, the NGAUS legislative program manager for joint and domestic operations programs,... Read more
Washington Report (August 25, 2014) Efficiency and seamless integration are the name of the game as the Air Force works to define the roles of each component in the Total Force. That's according to Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, the chief of staff of the Air Force. Welsh was a featured speaker Saturday... Read more