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Sen. Moran Cyber Red Team Assessment Provision Included in NDAA

177th Information Warfare Aggressor Squadron is stationed at McConnell Air Force Base

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense – today applauded inclusion of his Cyber Red Team Assessment amendment, cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), unanimously passed the full Senate for inclusion in the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

“Over the past several years, Congress has made a worthy and significant investment in our troops, their training and their equipment to make certain our Armed Forces remain the most formidable in the world,” said Sen. Moran. “While these investments have increased our abilities on land, at sea, and in the air, America’s standing in the cyber domain still lags behind.”

“To address these challenges, this amendment would require the Department of Defense to study the capabilities, capacity, demand and requirements of DoD cyber Red Teams – including the 177th Information Aggressor Squadron in our Kansas Air National Guard Unit, which is stationed at McConnell Air Force Base and is the only Air National Guard unit in the United States certified by the National Security Agency that provides this critical support,” continued Sen. Moran. “This amendment will help the 177th and other DoD cyber Red Teams increase our nation’s security by studying their capabilities to enhance training and resources to protect our country from new and emerging cyber threats.”

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