The Air Force Weapons School recently graduated its first six airmen specially trained in cyber warfare. The Wall Street Journal reported that it was evidence of changing priorities for U.S. forces.
The elite Weapons School is the Air Force version of the Navy’s Top Gun program. Col. Robert Garland, commandant of the Weapons School, said cyber doesn’t look or smell like a fighter plane or a bomber. But, he said, cyber warriors are needed more and more to counter a threat that’s no less real than others the country faces.
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Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.