US Air Force to deploy cyber control system using HP technol

The US Air Force has today announced plans to set up a cyber control system (CCS) to uncover threats to US cyberspace and other threatening information.

The CCS, which looks set to be a key part of the USAF's cyber warfare strategy, will track network activity and defend against attack on the USAs information infrastructure.

The system which will be deployed by HP Enterprise Services in a £6.17bn project, will enable USAF officials to advise on real-time responses when faced with cyber attacks.

Dennis Stolkey, the senior vice-president for the US public sector, HP Enterprise Services spoke out about the project today. "The US Air Force needs the ability to make critical decisions about networking protection instantaneously using the most accurate information available," he said.

Stolkey continued, "HP's cyber control system is designed specifically for these needs and shows our commitment to innovation in cyber security, as well as the support of the USAF's mission to 'Fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace."

The project is planned to be deployed in stages, but when completed, should provide the USAF Cyber Command Center with instantaneous cyber control and command capabilities.

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