Pentagon weapons tester hones in on cyber tools

Military officers looking at a computer.

The Pentagon’s weapons tester has bolstered its focus on cyber capabilities pursued by the department through U.S. Cyber Command and its service acquisition executives, according to its annual report.

The report mentions a new Two Six Labs-supported program undertaken by the DoD called Project IKE, which some in the cyber world consider a critical building block of Joint Cyber Command and Control. Project IKE will offer officials the ability to plan, launch and command cyber operations and forces just as they would in the physical world — something not currently available.

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