VPSI Continued Support of DoD “Cyber Boot Camp”
The Center for Information Dominance (CID) at Corey Station, located in Pensacola Florida, is where many of our nations Cyber Warriors go to receive their initial training in support of this nations Cyber Security requirements. As our nation faces and prepares to face an increased cyber threat, the mission of the CID gains visibility, and importance.
Bloomberg Business recently released an news article detailing the mission of the CID.
“Inside the U.S. Navy’s Corry Station base in Pensacola, Fla., there’s a school that wouldn’t look out of place on any well-manicured college campus—except for a handful of buildings wreathed in barbed wire, with the windows bricked up. That’s to keep electronic signals from getting in or out. The buildings make up the Center for Information Dominance (CID), the Pentagon’s primary boot camp for personnel training in the art of cyberwar.” (By Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley, Bloomberg Businessweek. July 9th 2015)
For over a decade, VPSI has served in support of the Center for Information Dominance (CID), performing day-to-day operational services supporting near 24/7 network, security, and desktop services across seven enclaves including TS/SCI, supporting 32 classrooms, 5 test centers, including the CID’s Joint Cyber Analysis Course (JCAC). JCAC is a six-month, inter-service electronic warfare program that prepares our nations cyber warriors for service in defense of the nation’s IT assets.
“VPSI is proud of our more than twelve years of service in support of the mission of the CID. We realize that the level of availability, reliability, and security of the infrastructure supporting the CID, directly correlates to the Commands ability to train more than 20,000 personnel annually” said Mr. Paul Ilg (CEO, VPSI. VADM USN (ret)). “We take this responsibility very seriously, especially as the Cyber Security front is better understood, realized, and prepared for. We know the training that the CID provides makes a difference to the security of the nation, and we’re always moving forward- in our efforts to ensure seamless capability.”