Cyber portion of the 2021 proposed DOD budget offers money for trusted computing situational awareness

Feb. 19, 2020
Cyber operations technology development programs expand capabilities that cover common services, access platforms, tools, and analytics.

WASHINGTON – One of the early winners in the Department of Defense’s cyber budget request for fiscal year 2021 appears to be the Joint Cyber Command and Control (JCC2) program, which aims to provide commanders with enhanced situational awareness and to assist in battle management as it relates to cyber. Fifth Domain reports. Continue reading original article

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19 Feb. 2020 -- Defense officials requested $38.4 million for the program in fiscal 2021 DOD budget. Last winter, leaders said they had planned to ask for $11.6 million for the project in 2021.

To date, few details have been available regarding the program and leaders tend not to discuss it publicly. The Air Force, which runs the program on behalf of U.S. Cyber Command, requested the money as part of research and development funds.

According to budget documents, the Air Force’s plans for fiscal year 2020 include developing new capabilities, expanding the program office, building up DevSecOps teams for pilot programs at combatant commands, creating a development environment and infrastructure and integrating situational awareness capabilities.

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John Keller, chief editor
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