Re: [ISN] First 'Cyber Warrior' Unit Poised for Operational Status

From: mea culpa (jerichoat_private)
Date: Thu Jun 18 1998 - 19:16:33 PDT

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    Reply From: Kevin_B_Carneyat_private
    Several months ago I read a magazine article that mentioned the US Air
    Force 609th Information Warfare Command which is based in San Antonio, TX.
    The article implied this is their function. It made some reference to them
    participating in the invasion of Iraq during the gulf war (phone service
    disruption). I forget what magazine I read this in, but it was one
    available at newstands.
    Kevin Carney
    > By Bryan Bender Washington DC.
    > The US Department of Defense (DoD) plans to stand up its first 
    > operational unit of `cyber warriors' by September to safeguard against
    > and respond to computer attacks aimed at the US military, according to
    > defence officials.
    The Canadian DND already has such a unit, here it's called NVAT (Network
    Vuln. Assesment Team). I imagine they are pretty overworked.
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