Issues & Advocacy
 

Cyber Mission Forces Growth

THE ISSUE
Ensure the National Guard is a critical partner in developing, planning, and executing the Defense Department strategy in operating in cyberspace, and is appropriately resourced to support all facets of cyber operations.

RECOMMENDATION

  • Ensure the National Guard is fully incorporated in the Army and Air Force’s overall cyber mission force.
  • Allow the National Guard to serve as a conduit between federal, state and local governments, as well as private sector.
  • Establish in each state, territory and District of Columbia, National Guard Cyber Security Incident Response Teams to perform analysis and protection, as well as to respond to emergencies.
  • Provide additional full–time staffing authorizations to build the Defensive Cyber Operations Element (DCOE) and robust full–time manning to conduct network defense.