Defence Secretary commits £22m to fund Army cyber operations centres

The government has pledged £22 million to fund the creation of cyber operations centres for the British Army in order to boost the military’s offensive cyber capabilities.

The number of centres and their locations has yet to be confirmed, but their construction is slated to start next year with the centres commencing their operations at some point in the early 2020s.

“These new cyber centres will allow the Army and Defence to transform the way we use data, at speed, so that we can compete with our adversaries in a way fit for the 21st Century,” said Major General Tom Copinger-Symes.

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