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At the intersection of cyber and engineering, intel and computer science, national security and
professional achievement, a cadre of highly dedicated civilian professionals, working shoulder to
shoulder with their active-duty counterparts, work to ensure the Air Force’s advanced weapon systems
remain effective and undeterred in even the most hotly contested cyber environments.
They comprise the Cyber Resilience Office for weapon Systems (CROWS) of Air Force Materiel Command
(AFMC). Its mission is to detect and eliminate cyber vulnerabilities in emerging and legacy weapon
systems across the Air Force, preventing cyber exploitation and fostering an Air Force-wide culture of risk
mitigation and cyber resiliency through training and mission development.
After pinpointing vulnerabilities through threat-informed intelligence, CROWS cyber-focused teams
work with program management, acquisition, engineering, and industry partners to ensure cyber
resiliency is baked into every new weapon system, from its inception through production and ultimate
deployment, while also ensuring legacy systems are retrofitted to mitigate known vulnerabilities.