the Association of the United States Army's Annual meetings
At AUSA yesterday there was much discussion among attendees of the growing convergence of cyber operations with traditional electronic warfare disciplines. Those whose memories extend to the Cold War endgame found the discussion of the electronic threat very familiar: now, as then, Russian electronic attack capabilities were highly respected and much feared. This threat, with the rise of hybrid war, has now been transposed into the cyber domain.
We were struck by the degree to which cyber operators at the conference were enmeshed in organizational concerns. Clearly cyber doctrine in the United States Army is evolving within a matrix of roles, missions, proponents, and tables of organization. It's a complicated ecosystem, even after the formation of Cyber Branch at Fort Gordon.
We'll have discussions of these and other matters later this week as the annual conference wraps up.