Senators Seek to Cut Army Cyber Program for Greater Joint Investment


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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