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Army embedding cyber planners in each brigade

Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) cells are being inserted into brigades to provide cyber support and capabilities in roles that have been compared to those of artillery planners. The cells could allow a commander to target local ISPs and routers to prevent their use by enemy forces. They could also jam local networks and locate mobile switching centers for cyber or physical targeting. “The way that we’re transforming our electronic warfare professionals is they will become cyber operators. They will be the face inside our brigade combat teams and our maneuver formations for cyber operational planning…they’re complimentary. You cannot look at electronic warfare professionals and cyber operators in isolation,” said the commander of the Cyber Center of Excellence Maj. Gen. John Morrison. 

Source: How the Army will plan cyber and electronic warfare operations

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