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Cybersecurity preparedness continues to climb the list of priorities for the U.S. military, so today’s (and tomorrow’s) military simulation and training programs are becoming more focused on security, both internally and externally.  From leveling up password protection expectations to implementing Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) at the training level, military leaders are applying cybersecurity best practices from the get-go.

In this roundup of LVC news stories, we’ve highlighted a couple training programs that place importance on cross-domain security measures as well as a report on trends and drivers for  the growing simulation and virtual training market over the next 10 years. Read more below:

Red Flag evolves as ISR, cyber presence increases

To test the readiness of all warfighters, Red Flag employs realistic threat systems and an opposing enemy force that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. The simulated battlefield allows combat air forces to train and fight together across domains, with their cyber and ISR partners, in a peacetime environment, so they can survive and win together in combat situations. In light of military technological advances, the multi-domain exercise is evolving to include more realistic scenarios by increasing the use of cyber capabilities and other non-kinetic effects in planning and warfighting.

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U.S. Naval Academy Trains Future Cyber Warriors

At the U.S. Naval Academy, midshipmen are learning to operate in the cyber domain as part of their everyday studies to reflect the reality of the world they will enter, regardless of what they go on to do after graduation. Wherever they head next, cyber will be part of the job. The approach the Naval Academy is taking is evolving, along with understanding of cyberspace as an operational domain. Through this program, these students will have the skills needed to address challenges in future training and simulation security such as operating across several different clearance levels.

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Military Simulation and Virtual Training Market 2016 Global Share, Trends and Forecast to 2026

According to this latest report from Orbis Research, the Military Simulation and Virtual Training market, valued at US$13.3 billion in 2016, is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2.90% over the 2016-2026 period, to US$17.7 billion by 2026. Demand for conventional and unconventional military hardware and software is being driven by internal and external security threats, territorial disputes and modernization initiatives being undertaken by the various branches of the Armed Forces across the world. Ultimately, the adoption for comprehensive simulation and virtual training will increase once the necessary multi-level security measures have been taken.

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VIDEO: Security’s Role in Military Simulation and Training

Among the challenges that arise with various simulation training systems is the lack of interoperability and the appropriate level of security for various systems. This video shares insights from the I/ITSEC show floor during the Operation Blended Warrior exercises from several of the participants, including executives from the Joint Training Integration and Evaluation Center (JTIEC), Rockwell Collins, and CAE, about the growing demands for cross-domain and secure systems.

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