USARCENT FY 17-18 Cyberspace Strategy for Unified Land Operations (ULO)

Monday, January 22, 2018

What is it?

The U.S. Army Central (USARCENT) FY17-18 Cyberspace Strategy for Unified Land Operations (USARCENT Cyberspace Strategy) presents the USARCENT vision, major objectives, and end states, while linking ends, ways, and means to integrate all USARCENT activities supporting or conducting operations in and through cyberspace.

The strategy projects to 2018 and provides direction to drive investment, workforce, facility, and doctrinal changes within USARCENT to successfully operate in cyberspace and achieve mission success.

What has the Army done?

The USARCENT Cyberspace Strategy supports and nests with the Army Cyberspace Strategy for Unified Land Operations 2025. USARCENT has built the framework for integration of Cyberspace operations into USARCENT plans, operations and exercises across five primary lines of effort (LOE) which include the following:

  • LOE 1: Build the USARCENT Cyberspace Workforce.
  • LOE 2: Conduct Cyberspace Operations.
  • LOE 3: Identify and Develop Cyberspace Capabilities.
  • LOE 4: Invest in Facilities, Systems and Infrastructure.
  • LOE 5: Develop Partnerships.

USARCENT has focused on key activities to include cyberspace education of the USARCENT workforce. Instruction like the Army Leader's Cyberspace Operations Course (ALCOC) and Executive Cyberspace Operations Seminar (ECOS) have been successful tools for teaching doctrine and lessons learned for USARCENT Soldiers and senior leadership.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

Army leaders are developing and integrating Cyberspace, Electronic Warfare and Spectrum Management into the cyber branch. USARCENT supports Army and joint efforts and has contributed to the Cyberspace Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) Section Force Design Update Operational and Organizational Concept and the Cyber Strategy for the Joint Force (Draft 2017).

Why is this important to the Army?

Rapid growth in information and communications technology affects every aspect of the Army. Improvements in speed, connectivity, and access to the cyberspace domain bring both incredible opportunities and significant risks. Preventing conflict, shaping security environments, and winning wars while operating as part of a Joint Force with multiple partners requires a proficient cyberspace force operating effectively in and through cyberspace to meet service and joint requirements.

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