• Cyber Activities Heighten Importance of Energy Assurance, James Says

    Cyber Activities Heighten Importance of Energy Assurance, James Says0

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James last week highlighted the service’s shift to a more comprehensive approach to meeting its energy goals that balances the need for cleaner sources of energy, a competitive cost and energy resiliency. The Air Force’s new approach will be carried out by the Office of Energy Assurance, which will develop privately financed, large-scale clean energy projects. The office, which was created in March, will leverage existing tools and authorities to procure large-scale energy projects, including power purchase agreements, direct funding and enhanced use leasing. “We are going to have to make sure there’s some money there. Like with any new approach you perhaps start on the smaller side and then you scale from there,” James said …

  • Ft. Gordon Support Group Extends Mission, Hires New Director0

    In response to the growing cyber mission at Fort Gordon, the post’s local advocacy organization will extend its scope to creating a cyber workforce in eastern Georgia and attracting high-tech companies to the region. “The [CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon] is in a unique position to become the umbrella organization serving as the catalyst for the Fort Gordon Cyber District to become a nationally recognized cyber center of excellence,” Ron Thigpen, co-chair of the alliance’s strategic planning committee, said in a news release. The alliance plans to collaborate with economic development organizations, academia, cyber-related businesses and nonprofits to promote the Fort Gordon Cyber District brand and foster the growth of high-tech capabilities throughout the region …

  • Guard Bureau to Establish 13 Cyber Units across Nation

    Guard Bureau to Establish 13 Cyber Units across Nation0

    The National Guard plans to stand up 13 new cyber units across 23 states by the end of fiscal 2019 as part of the ongoing growth of cyber forces throughout DOD, officials announced last week. “Working with the Army and Air Force our cyber squadrons and teams will provide trained and ready soldiers and airmen to support requirements established by the services and U.S. Cyber Command,” Army Gen. Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said in a press release. Seven new Army Guard cyber protection teams will be activated across 18 states. They will join four previously announced Army Guard cyber teams spread across six other states …