Army cyber should ‘let nerds be nerds,’ experts say
Brig. Gen. Stephen Hager, Army Reserve deputy commanding general for operations, 335th Signal Command (Theater), speaks during a panel about cyber talent management at the AUSA annual meeting at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. (Mike Morones)

The Army’s cyber organizations need to let “nerds be nerds” without pressure on them to rise into leadership roles, said members of a panel on cyber force management on Wednesday.

Army seeks more cross-service cyber drills, experiments
Army Cyber Command is looking at how it can ingrate emerging capabilities in cyber and electronic warfare to unified land operations. (Staff Sgt. Tracy J. Smith/Georgia Army National Guard)

Cyber is a team sport. And though the Army works through experiments and exercises to help develop internal concepts and requirements, there is recognition that the service never goes to war alone.

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