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Air Force planning to train hundreds yearly in cyber warfare skills
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 09:49:07 -0600 (CST)


Standard-Times Washington Bureau
January 15, 2009 

WASHINGTON - Someday, somewhere, while the clock ticks relentlessly, an 
Air Force version of Jack Bauer - who does not engage in torture, of 
course, unlike the "24" character from television - might be waiting 
tensely, desperately for help from a cyber warrior who trained at 
Goodfellow Air Force Base.

During 100 days on the base, the cyber warrior might have laid the 
groundwork to save this Bauer's skin and America with some well-placed 

Air Education and Training Command officials expect "Undergraduate Cyber 
Warfare Training" will be about 100 days long - no matter which of the 
three bases in the running for the project wins the cyber-training 

They also estimate "Cyber 100," a professional continuing education 
course, will be about 10 days. The two courses are linked.

"They will be placed at the same location because once they graduate 
from the UCWT, they will stay for the 10-day course," Col. Lee Pittman, 
chief of the technical training division for AETC, said.

The Air Force will also bring in other students for Cyber 100, the 
10-day course, bringing them all together, Pittman said.


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