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USCYBERCOM Service Components to Move to New Offensive Cyber Platform

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USCYBERCOM Service Components to Move to New Offensive Cyber Platform

The service cyber components of U.S. Cyber Command are slated to move to a new unified platform for conducting offensive cyber operations.

Currently being developed by the Army, the Joint Common Access Platform is intended to tightly link the military’s operations in cyberspace, which is one of the warfighting domains identified by the Department of Defense, C4ISRNET reported Friday.

Willie Utroska, deputy project manager for electronic warfare and cyber at Army Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors, said JCAP is scheduled to come online by fiscal year 2024.

Utroska added that the new platform will adopt the legacy quick reaction capability components used by the service components.

He said JCAP will be deployed around four joint mission operations commands. The Army, Air Force and Marine Corps have signed off on related memorandums of understanding.

The Army plans to release a series of minimum viable capability drops, the seventh of which is planned for the fiscal 2024 migration.

In January, defense contracting firm ManTech secured a $256 million contract to advance the design, development and fielding of the new operational cyber infrastructure.

ManTech said in a press release that it will develop capabilities that enable operations, support fielded versions of JCAP and provide specialized procurement support.

JCAP will serve as a key component of a larger common cyber firing platform known as the Joint Cyber Warfighting Architecture.

Fedscoop reported that JCAP will work in combination with other JCWA tools such as the Persistent Cyber Training Environment, which is being designed for mission rehearsal and the Joint Cyber Command and Control.

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