NextGov on the United States Army talking with “cyber effects” vendors as part of an effort to put strengthen operational cyber capabilities:

A new market survey aimed at identifying suppliers is the third Defense Department document issued over the past month that points out a need to be able to execute “cyber effects.”

A cyber effect typically refers to a hack, disruption or other impact to an adversary’s network, according to security experts.

The Army’s request for information, which was released Thursday afternoon, expresses interest in “existing technical capabilities to deliver cyber effects with robust and mature capabilities” that can target “telecommunications, networking, components, and protocols.”

Unsurprisingly, the RFI does not go into detail about the required capabilities but is at least soliciting more information from potential vendors for the Army to research.