This is a very exciting time. The announcement of our policy and the explicit direction to us to get on with investing in cyber operations is a direction that we take very seriously. An environmental scan of the current landscape would tell you that we're not the only ones investing in cyber. In fact, the entire federal government, and industry as well—indeed, the entire community—is looking to invest in and recruit and retain the subject matter experts in this area. The Canadian Forces has been directed to stand up a cyber force. I'll ask Commodore Feltham to explain what that's going to look like and exactly where we are today and where we've come in just a few short months since the policy was announced.
We are becoming very creative in our HR strategies when it comes to recruiting and retaining cyber expertise. We are looking to partner with academia. We are looking to work with industry. We are looking to share amongst ourselves and our allies in NATO and Five Eyes fora to find solutions to this challenge, because we all share the same objective, which is to find the right amount of capability to operate safely in cyber.
To that end, I think the story of what the Canadian Forces is doing is very important, because our mandate explicitly to defend National Defence, especially in cyber, will fall to that regime. I'll ask Rich to explain that.