The mission of the United States Air Force is to "fly, fight, and win" in air and space. Add cyberspace to that mix. As of 2009, the U.S. Air Force has a unit designated to deal solely with Cyberspace Warfare Operations (CWO). 24th Air Force is the newest numbered Air Force, and surprisingly it has nothing to do with flying planes. In 2012, the Air Force put out a public call for help bolstering its cyberspace warfare capabilities. They were seeking "technology designed for the 'employment of cyberspace capabilities to destroy, deny, degrade, disrupt, deceive, corrupt, or usurp the adversaries ability to use the cyberspace domain for his advantage.'"
Written by Curiosity Staff April 7, 2016
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