Military cyber security decision-support Project Ike moves from lab, readies for Cyber Command deployment

May 5, 2021
Project Ike will be used to map networks, assess the readiness of cyber teams, and command military cyber security forces.

WASHINGTON – A critical cyber decision-support tool, one that could help military commanders make better decisions during cyber operations and has been in development for many years, officially has moved into U.S. Cyber Command. Defense News reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

5 May 2021 -- Project Ike started originally in the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2013. It moved to the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office in July 2019 with an award to contractor Two Six Labs for $95 million dollars.

Then in early April, the program officially under under the Joint Cyber Command and Control (JCC2) program management office. Ike will map networks, assess the readiness of cyber teams, and command forces in cyberspace.

The JCC2 program seeks to integrate data from a variety of sources to help inform and support commanders’ decisions, measure readiness down to the individual level, visualize cyber operations, and provide situational awareness of forces in operations at all echelons.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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