The Air Force and the Defense Department’s greater cyber community continues to grow, which may mean thousands of new jobs during a time of cutbacks.
The 24th Air Force and its Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance agency are reviewing their cyber structures to find the best way to provide airmen and capability to U.S. Cyber Command, all while the major command is standing up dozens of new cyber teams over the next three years to be on the offensive in the digital realm.
“Right now we do not have enough people,” said Maj. Gen. Earl Matthews, the director of cyberspace operations and chief information officer, at a recent cyber event.
The new cyber teams will add 5,000 people, with about a third of them being Air Force.
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