The U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence’s annual month-long Cyber Quest training exercise, which will bring outside vendors to help identify cyberspace challenges and provide a forum for possible operational solutions, begins Monday at Fort Gordon, Ga..

The training will last for 26 days, through June 30, and brings together experts in cyberspace solutions to work with warfighters from brigade combat teams and members of intelligence units on cyber and electronic warfare tactics.

U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence logo. Photo: U.S. Army.
U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence logo. Photo: U.S. Army.

“We want to improve our warfighting capabilities and seek innovative solutions to existing problems,” lead project officer for Cyber Quest Lt. Col. Stephen Roberts said in a statement. “We need to get more efficient at dealing with big data problems while driving data analytics and artificial intelligence into the tactical space to help commanders make better decisions with the enormous volumes of data they are presented with.”

A feature of Cyber Quest will be discussing tactical radio offerings which have near-silent operation and direction-finding capabilities and can prevent enemy forces from using electronic capabilities to detect friendly force communications.

“Events like Cyber Quest are absolutely critical as we develop, experiment, and validate electromagnetic spectrum and cyber capabilities and concepts in an ever-changing operational domain,”  Fort Gordon Commanding General Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr. said in a statement.