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U.S. Air Force to Add 1,200 Jobs to Cyber Defense Program



The United States Air Force is shoring up its cyber defense efforts by adding more than 1,200 new airmen to posts within the cyber community.

The service people, who will be added over the next few years, are part of a broad attempt to improve the nation’s overall cyber defense, or protection against attacks against computers and computer networks, Air Force officials said. The extra personnel will also help tackle one of the department’s biggest challenges: poring through the massive amounts of collected data.

“This is a big data problem on steroids,” said Lt. Gen. Robert Otto, deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, according to “If you look at the amount of data that is transmitted every day, it is going to take a tremendous amount of investment.” Read more…

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