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Navy Opens New Cyberwarfare Capabilities Development Facility

Navy Opens New Cyberwarfare Capabilities Development Facility

The U.S. Navy opened Tuesday a new development site for the military branch's cyberwarfare capabilities. Located at Fort Meade, Maryland, the Cyber Foundry will support both the Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group and Cyber Mission Force personnel across U.S. 10th Fleet. According to NCWDG, the Cyber Foundry will "enable and provide rapid response to Navy and Joint warfighting requirements through reverse engineering, vulnerability discovery, and software development that targets adversary cyber and cyber-physical systems," MeriTalk reported Wednesday. The facility will also combine "a modern physical environment, trained, and experienced personnel, industry-leading processes, and updated technology resources to enable the rapid development of offensive cyber capabilities," NCWDG added. Pentagon officials envision the Cyber Foundry expanding in the years to come. Capt. Ann Casey, commanding officer of NCWDG, said the facility was built with growth in mind for server capacity, flexibility in mind for future allied and partner tool developer collaboration and a lab space for developers to get hands-on equipment.

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