美军网络司令部训练平台将采用作战网络工具(英文)

2020-08-21 智邦网

编译 致远

据c4isr网2020年8月20日报道

8月19日,美军“联合网络培训体系”(JCTE)卸任主任塔尼娅·特劳特宣布,美国防部的虚拟网络培训平台“持续网络培训环境”(PCTE)已成功集成到任务期间将使用的作战工具,开始用于作战部队任务演习,并与其他网络工具和部队作战能力集成。

PCTE是一个在线客户,美国网络司令部作战人员可从世界上任何地方登录该系统组织个人或集体网络培训以及与国家训练中心相当的任务演习。

由陆军代表联合网络部队和网络司令部组织该计划。

鉴于对该平台的迫切需求,美国网络司令部及下属军种网络部队积极开发该技术。

2月,该项目办公室交付系统第一个版本;6月该平台首次用于大规模一级演习,并于7月与“统一平台”系统和“联合网络指挥与控制”系统项目办公室一起开展集成试验计划。

美军“联合网络培训体系”是网络司令部PCTE系统的非物质产品系统,通过该平台组织人员培训。

“统一平台”系统负责整合和标准化网络司令部及所属指挥部门各种大数据工具,加强信息共享,建立通用设备,组织任务规划与分析。

“联合网络指挥与控制”系统( JCC2)在初期阶段将帮助指挥网络部队并规划其任务。

这两兄妹计划由空军代表网络司令部和联合网络部队组织管理。

“统一平台”和“联合网络指挥与控制”系统,以及 PCTE系统均为“联合网络作战体系架构”(JCWA)组成部分。

该体系架构包括五类能力,并指导其研发重点。

被采用以来,网络司令部所属“网络国家任务部队”每天都应用PCTE系统,以应对具体威胁,保卫国家网络空间安全。

US Cyber Command’s training platform can now use operational cyber tools

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s virtual cyber-training platform has been successfully integrated with operational tools that will be used during missions, according to Col. Tanya Trout, the outgoing director of the Joint Cyber Training Enterprise.

The Persistent Cyber Training Environment, or PCTE, is an online client that allows U.S. Cyber Command’s warriors to log on from anywhere in the world to conduct individual or collective cyber training as well as mission rehearsal on par with the National Training Center, which did not previously exist for cyber warriors. The Army runs the program on behalf of the joint cyber force and Cyber Command.

Given the inherent need for such a platform, U.S. Cyber Command and the subordinate service cyber components have actively sought the technology. The program office in charge of the effort delivered the first version in February. Prior to that, the office was creating prototypes to incrementally test the system.

After the platform was first used in a large-scale, tier-one exercise in June, it joined an integration pilot program in July with the program offices of the Unified Platform system and the Joint Cyber Command and Control system, according to Trout, who spoke during a virtual industry day for PCTE on Aug. 19.

Trout’s Joint Cyber Training Enterprise is the nonmaterial component to PCTE at Cyber Command. It coordinates training of personnel through the platform.

The Unified Platform system will consolidate and standardize the variety of big-data tools used by Cyber Command and its subordinate commands to allow forces to more easily share information, build common tools, and conduct mission planning and analysis. Joint Cyber Command and Control, or JCC2, currently in its nascent and amorphous stages, will help command cyber forces and plan their missions. Both programs are managed by the Air Force on behalf of Cyber Command and the joint cyber force.

Unified Platform and JCC2, as well as PCTE, are components of the Joint Cyber Warfighting Architecture. JCWA includes five capability categories and guides their development priorities.

“This integration allowed for execution of small team tactics while performing active hunt of advanced persistent threat within a post-compromised range environment,” she said.

Trout added that the pilot demonstrated PCTE’s ability to integrate existing operational tools into training scenarios. “PCTE will integrate and be interoperable with these other five elements [of the JCWA] to enable teams to train and rehearse using available JCWA operational tools and capabilities, [which] gives us really the ability to train as we fight,” she said.

Due to the ongoing pandemic and the need to practice social distancing while maintaining readiness, Trout said, there has been increased demand for PCTE. From March to May, the number of new accounts for PCTE doubled.

Trout also explained that PCTE — which, since its delivery to Cyber Command, is used daily by the cyber mission force — participated in another pilot focused on mission rehearsal. Members of the Cyber National Mission Force, one of Cyber Command’s elite units aligned against specific threat actors and charged with defending the nation in cyberspace, were able to expand their mission rehearsal scope, scale and fidelity in a virtualized adversarial network, which will help determine future requirements, she said.

Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, commander of Army Cyber Command, told the industry day audience that the advantage the virtual cyber-training environment has over the National Training Center is its ability to replicate an actual opponent.

The mission rehearsal capability allows users to input prior operations, such as those used against the Islamic State group, or to train against or upload malware discovered in operations.


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