Friday, April 13, 2012

Cyber will help Keesler

BILOXI, Miss. -- The heavy emphasis on cyberwarfare and other high-tech subjects taught at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., should ensure the installation plays a key role for the U.S. military into the future, a top Air Force intelligence official said in an interview with the Sun Herald. "Keesler is one of the most important bases in the Air Force," said Maj. Gen. James Poss, assistant deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The Air Force set up its undergraduate cyberspace training unit at Keesler in 2010. Poss said the Gulf Coast is turning into the "Cyber Coast," noting that the Navy is involved in cyberwarefare traininge in Pensacola, Fla., two hours away. (Source: Sun Herald, 04/11/12) Cyber training also is done at Hurlburt Field, Fla., less than an hour from Pensacola.