U.S. and Australian military forces collaborate on virtual training for cyber warfare and trusted computing

Dec. 15, 2020
Australia and the U.S. have a strong history of working together to develop our cyber capabilities and train our people to fight and win in cyberspace.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. and Australia entered an agreement in November to work together on developing a virtual cyber training range together. Fedscoop reports. Continue reading original article

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15 Dec. 2020 -- The Cyber Training Capabilities Project Arrangement, about $215 million for six years, will involve the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) -- U.S. Cyber Command’s simulated training domain. It is expected to improve personnel readiness in military trusted computing.

These types of partnerships are key in sharing insights of trusted-computing threat actors, empowering mutual defense against cyber attacks and facilitating the necessary training to hold adversaries accountable in cyberspace. They also enable lethal cyber mission forces for U.S. and allied defense.

The U.S. Army released its first version of PCTE last February, meant as an environment where multiple cyber security training exercises can run simultaneously. It also was used during Cyber Flag events in June and September. It is part of the military’s Joint Cyber Warfighting Architecture.

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John Keller, chief editor
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