Data Processing Unit Archive

  • SANDSTON, Va. — Cyber security experts from the Virginia Army National Guard and Virginia Defense Force continued their weeklong vulnerability assessments Dec. 13-16, 2016, and for the first time a member of the VDF served as the technical lead for the mission. The first assessment was conducted in March 2016 after Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe authorized funds to put Virginia […]

    VDF serves as technical lead for ongoing cyber assessment mission

    SANDSTON, Va. — Cyber security experts from the Virginia Army National Guard and Virginia Defense Force continued their weeklong vulnerability assessments Dec. 13-16, 2016, and for the first time a member of the VDF served as the technical lead for the mission. The first assessment was conducted in March 2016 after Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe authorized funds to put Virginia […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia Army National Guard cyber experts assigned to the Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit completed their fourth weeklong vulnerability assessment Aug. 12, 2016, and members of the Virginia Defense Force joined the team for the first time to help a Virginia locality strengthen its network security. The first assessment was conducted in March 2016 after Virginia Governor Terry […]

    Va. Army Guard, VDF cyber specialists continue network assessments

    SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia Army National Guard cyber experts assigned to the Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit completed their fourth weeklong vulnerability assessment Aug. 12, 2016, and members of the Virginia Defense Force joined the team for the first time to help a Virginia locality strengthen its network security. The first assessment was conducted in March 2016 after Virginia Governor Terry […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General – Army, announced April 20, 2016, the following officers have been selected for battalion command in the Virginia Army National Guard: – Lt. Col. Richard Snowdall will succeed Lt. Col. Lesley Kipling as the commander […]

    Va. Army Guard 2016 battalion command selections announced

    SANDSTON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General – Army, announced April 20, 2016, the following officers have been selected for battalion command in the Virginia Army National Guard: – Lt. Col. Richard Snowdall will succeed Lt. Col. Lesley Kipling as the commander […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia Army National Guard cyber experts put their skills and experience to work to help a Virginia locality strengthen its network after completing a weeklong vulnerability assessment March 25, 2016. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe authorized funds to put Virginia Guard Soldiers on state active duty to conduct the first in a series of assessments aimed at improving […]

    Va. Guard cyber specialists conduct network assessments

    SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia Army National Guard cyber experts put their skills and experience to work to help a Virginia locality strengthen its network after completing a weeklong vulnerability assessment March 25, 2016. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe authorized funds to put Virginia Guard Soldiers on state active duty to conduct the first in a series of assessments aimed at improving […]

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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit joined representatives from 14 states in displaying cyber capabilities at the U.S. House of Representatives National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus State Cyber Day Oct. 22, 2015, at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC. “The Cyber Caucus event gave the Virginia Guard the opportunity […]

    House Caucus Cyber Day highlights Guard capabilities

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit joined representatives from 14 states in displaying cyber capabilities at the U.S. House of Representatives National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus State Cyber Day Oct. 22, 2015, at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC. “The Cyber Caucus event gave the Virginia Guard the opportunity […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit joined more than 350 Soldiers, Airmen and civilians from 42 states for the 2015 Cyber Shield Exercise March 9-20, 2015, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The exercise focused on training and developing National Guard cyber capabilities, and Virginia Soldiers provided the opposing force, or OPFOR, as well as […]

    Virginia cyber warriors join multi-state exercise at Camp Atterbury

    SANDSTON, Va. — Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit joined more than 350 Soldiers, Airmen and civilians from 42 states for the 2015 Cyber Shield Exercise March 9-20, 2015, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The exercise focused on training and developing National Guard cyber capabilities, and Virginia Soldiers provided the opposing force, or OPFOR, as well as […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Members of the Virginia National Guard spent four weeks working hand-in-hand with members of the Danish Home Guard Sept. 13 to Oct. 8, 2014, as part of the Department of Defense Reserve Officers Foreign Exchange Program and from a growing relationship between the Virginia National Guard and the Danish Home Guard. The annual program provides Virginia National […]

    Va. Guard, Danish Home Guard visit training sites

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Members of the Virginia National Guard spent four weeks working hand-in-hand with members of the Danish Home Guard Sept. 13 to Oct. 8, 2014, as part of the Department of Defense Reserve Officers Foreign Exchange Program and from a growing relationship between the Virginia National Guard and the Danish Home Guard. The annual program provides Virginia National […]

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  • DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Twenty-three Airmen and Soldiers of the Virginia National Guard conducted demonstrations and information exchanges with members of the Tajikistani military in late July and August in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in support of the enduring relationship between the Virginia National Guard and the Republic of Tajikistan as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. Soldiers covered a variety […]

    Va. Guard travels to Tajikistan to share skills, experience

    DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Twenty-three Airmen and Soldiers of the Virginia National Guard conducted demonstrations and information exchanges with members of the Tajikistani military in late July and August in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in support of the enduring relationship between the Virginia National Guard and the Republic of Tajikistan as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. Soldiers covered a variety […]

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  •   FAIRFAX, Va. — Ten Virginia National Guard Soldiers took part in Cyber Shield 2013 from Sept. 16-19, 2013, at the National Guard Professional Education Center in North Little Rock, Ark., to improve their ability to provide response capabilities to cyber attacks. The exercise provided an opportunity for Virginia Guard cyber warriors to build on the experience gained in a […]

    Va. Guard cyber warriors take part in national exercise

      FAIRFAX, Va. — Ten Virginia National Guard Soldiers took part in Cyber Shield 2013 from Sept. 16-19, 2013, at the National Guard Professional Education Center in North Little Rock, Ark., to improve their ability to provide response capabilities to cyber attacks. The exercise provided an opportunity for Virginia Guard cyber warriors to build on the experience gained in a […]

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  • ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Seventeen Soldiers from the Army Web Risk Assessment Cell, or AWRAC, volunteered in support of the Yellow Ribbon Fund Golf Classic at the Army-Navy Country Club July 15, 2013, in Alexandria, Va. Twenty-five teams of four participated in the tournament. Each of the teams hosted at least one Wounded Warrior. The tournament helps to raise contributions for […]

    AWRAC volunteers support the 6th Annual Yellow Ribbon Fund Golf Classic

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Seventeen Soldiers from the Army Web Risk Assessment Cell, or AWRAC, volunteered in support of the Yellow Ribbon Fund Golf Classic at the Army-Navy Country Club July 15, 2013, in Alexandria, Va. Twenty-five teams of four participated in the tournament. Each of the teams hosted at least one Wounded Warrior. The tournament helps to raise contributions for […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 55 Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from around the state competed in the Adjutant General’s Rifle Match May 17-19, 2013, at Fort Pickett. Hosted by the Virginia National Guard Marksmanship Training Unit, the top six finishers in the three-day event will go on to represent the Virginia Army National Guard at the regional rifle […]

    Va. Guard Soldiers compete in 2013 Adjutant General’s Rifle Match

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 55 Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from around the state competed in the Adjutant General’s Rifle Match May 17-19, 2013, at Fort Pickett. Hosted by the Virginia National Guard Marksmanship Training Unit, the top six finishers in the three-day event will go on to represent the Virginia Army National Guard at the regional rifle […]

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  • FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Lt. Col. Matthew Wear assumed command of the Virginia National Guard’s Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit from Lt. Col. Randall Cudworth in a change of command ceremony held Nov. 18th at Fort Belvoir. Col. Edward Morgan, commander of the Information Operations Support Center, presided over the guidon exchange that signified the change of command. “The DPU has […]

    Data Processing Unit welcomes incoming commander

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Lt. Col. Matthew Wear assumed command of the Virginia National Guard’s Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit from Lt. Col. Randall Cudworth in a change of command ceremony held Nov. 18th at Fort Belvoir. Col. Edward Morgan, commander of the Information Operations Support Center, presided over the guidon exchange that signified the change of command. “The DPU has […]

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  • FAIRFAX, Va. — Five soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit completed a two-week joint cyber defense exercise with officers from the Royal Signals branch of the United Kingdom’s Territorial Army Sept. 28. This exercise provided the DPU soldiers with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with U.K. network operations and serve in a real-world cyber defense mission […]

    Virginia Guard’s DPU Soldiers complete cyber exercise with United Kingdom’s Territorial Army

    FAIRFAX, Va. — Five soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit completed a two-week joint cyber defense exercise with officers from the Royal Signals branch of the United Kingdom’s Territorial Army Sept. 28. This exercise provided the DPU soldiers with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with U.K. network operations and serve in a real-world cyber defense mission […]

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  • FAIRFAX, Va. – Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit evaluated their proficiency levels in computer network defense during the unit’s capstone “Obsidian Horde” exercise Sept. 15. The exercise used different cyber scenarios of varying difficulty in order to test Soldier skills and provide senior leaders with an opportunity to evaluate the effectiveness of cyber warfare training […]

    Data Processing Unit conducts cyber defense exercise

    FAIRFAX, Va. – Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit evaluated their proficiency levels in computer network defense during the unit’s capstone “Obsidian Horde” exercise Sept. 15. The exercise used different cyber scenarios of varying difficulty in order to test Soldier skills and provide senior leaders with an opportunity to evaluate the effectiveness of cyber warfare training […]

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