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With Cyber Forces Underequipped, DOD Turns to Rapid Prototyping Contracting

U.S. Cyber Command’s main warrior cadre has been deemed ready for war and now the organization is shifting its focus to readiness and operations.

Sources have told Fifth Domain that DoD’s cyber warriors lack certain skills, capabilities and even equipment. One source went so far as to say that the list of what these forces can do is short.

As a result, the military wants to quickly get these new cyber warriors the tools they need. To do this, they are turning to contracting vehicles such as other transaction authorities and the so-called IT Box construct as a way to skirt the traditional acquisition system, which is often derided as lethargic, bureaucratic and not optimized for the high tempo of the software-centric world.

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