ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Oct. 22, 2013) -- Army Technology Magazine's latest edition focuses on how Army researchers and scientists are advancing the science of cybersecurity (see PDF in related files).

Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, U.S. Army Cyber Command commander, gives the featured interview and tells Army researchers what is expected.

"Army researchers and scientists have always fulfilled an essential role in maintaining a vital and decisive technological advantage over our adversaries," Cardon said. "However, new and unique challenges associated with this domain will test our ability to outpace our increasingly innovative and effective adversaries."

As a result, the U.S. Army continues to strengthen its cyber defense and grow more nimble in cyber operations.

"Our experts recognize how data is critical to dominance on the battlefield," said Dale A. Ormond, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command director. "What we do in cybersecurity is critical to the operation of the Army's networks, both tactical and fixed."

Over the past decade, the Army has gained extensive experience in cybersecurity defense.

"But the science of cyber is not well understood," said Dr. John Pellegrino, director of the Computational
and Information Sciences Directorate at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. "We want a deep understanding of the science of cyber that could be applied to Army applications."

The magazine is available as an electronic download, or print publication. Army Technology Magazine is an authorized, unofficial publication published under AR 360-1, for all members of the Department of Defense and the general public.


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