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Cyber: DHS, DoD Thrash Out Command Details In Wargames

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“If it’s a hurricane, [at the Defense Department], they’ve got the mission assignments. They know, ‘OK, we’ve got to send people to fill sandbags,'” DHS’s Jeanette Manfra explained. For cyber responses, she said, “that part is not mature enough.”

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NSA’s Cybersecurity Directorate Is ‘Back to the Future’

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


The elevation of the cybersecurity mission to “it’s own Directorate raises its stature in NSA to a prominence that is absolutely needed,” says one former NSA official.

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How To Wage Global Cyber War: Nakasone, Norton, & Deasy

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The military needs a globe-spanning network to counter threats that no single theater command can cope with. That takes more than just technology.

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A ‘Solarium’ For Hacking: Sen. King Launches Cyber Strategy Panel

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With members from Congress, the executive branch, and the private sector, the commission plans to issue a final report by year’s end.

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US Needs Bounty Hunters For Cyber: Ex-DoD Officials Say

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


To defend 21st century networks, should the US use the model of 18th century privateers?

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Huge Intel Leadership Shifts: New Directors For NRO, NGA

Posted by Colin Clark on


NGA HQ: The low grading noise you could barely hear yesterday was the sound of the tectonic plates of American intelligence shifting as the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and the National Reconnaissance Agency got new directors. The nugget of news is that Vice Adm. Bob Sharp replaces Robert Cardillo as NGA director and President Trump… Keep reading →

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Common Cyber Standards Will Steamroller Hold-Outs: DoD Officials

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


This year promises to be a year of big changes in how the Defense Department does Cyber — and leaders are warning staffers that it’s not going to be business as usual.

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Show Me The Battle: Cyber Command Needs Data Fusion, Training Sims & C2

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Until cyber operators can both train realistically and see the their digital battlespace as clearly as traditional commanders see physical battlespace, they’ll be hard-pressed to defend everyone else’s systems.

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What Northrop’s $54M Unified Platform Win Means For Cyber War

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The goal is to give the 6,200-strong Cyber Mission Force a common, compatible set of tools so they can act in cyberspace as a coordinated military unit.

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Military Cyber Teams On Standby For Elections

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“We haven’t deployed anyone, just to be clear,” Edwin Wilson said. “We’ll have a traditional prepare-to-deploy order, (and) the members and teams are on recall ready to go within hours.”

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