IDG Contributor Network: How the US Army is using OpenStack to train cyber soldiers

The United States Army Cyber School (USACYS) is using open source technologies like OpenStack to prepare soldiers for cyber warfare. 

The college was set-up roughly two years ago and while the organization is part of the government and the U.S. military, it’s essentially an educational organization.

Major Julianna Rodriguez (Director) and Chris Apsey (Deputy Director) of the Cyber Technical College at the U.S. Army Cyber School delivered a keynote speech at OpenStack Summit detailing how the school is leveraging open source technologies to keep up with the growth of technology.

The school trains more than 500 soldiers annually, equipping them with problem solving capabilities in the cyber domain. While the school doesn’t get to choose the courseware or what to teach, they do get to choose ‘how’ to teach.

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