Senators Seek to Cut Army Cyber Program for Greater Joint Investment

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The Senate Armed Services Committee is taking away funding from the Army’s Cyber Situational Understanding program, arguing it is redundant with Project IKE, a program under development by DARPA for Cyber Command and the joint cyber force. The committee proposes to decrease Cyber SU’s requested $28.5 million funding by $12 million.

The program aims to allow commanders to visualize and understand the cyber environment within their battlespace, and slated to be included in the Command Post Computing Environment, a web-enabled system that will consolidate current mission systems and programs into a single-user interface. Research Innovation Inc. was awarded a $21 million contract in April for the program.

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