Army’s New Group Providing Intelligence Support for Cyber Operations
The Army’s new Cyber Military Intelligence Group is combining military intelligence and open-source intelligence to support cyber missions, a spokesperson said.
CMIG is in charge of fulfilling the intelligence needs of the Army Cyber Command, which has responsibilities in cyberspace operations, electromagnetic warfare and information operations.
The spokesperson added that the new group is using commercial and publicly available information on foreign adversaries to help the military’s cyber warriors defend U.S. networks, FedScoop reported Monday.
CMIG’s workforce consists of a diverse group of personnel from both intelligence and non-intelligence professions, the spokesperson told FedScoop.
In a February press release, the Army said that more than half of CMIG’s staffers came from ARCYBER itself.
The Army held a ceremony on Feb. 23 at ARCYBER’s headquarters in Fort Gordon to mark CMIG’s affiliation with the Army Intelligence and Security Command.
During the event, the commanders of ARCYBER and INSCOM swapped out the CMIG personnel’s shoulder sleeve insignia to represent their new command.
ARCYBER Commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty said that the formation of CMIG emphasizes the link between intelligence support and cybersecurity.
“Why are we doing this? It’s to recognize that operations in the information domain are driven by intelligence,” Fogarty said.
The Army said that the new group will produce unique intelligence products and will play roles “not found elsewhere in the intelligence community.”
CMIG’s intelligence products will also benefit the U.S. Cyber Command, assigned geographic combatant commands and the Intelligence Community, the Army added.
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