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U.S. Military To Scrap COIN; Focus on Pacific, Says Vice Chairman

Posted by Colin Clark on


Omaha: The United States, which rushed to replace and rebuild its ability to wage counter insurgency warfare over the last decade, must plan for a new future in the Pacific and leave COIN behind. That was the bold message of Adm. James “Sandy” Winnefeld speaking here at the Strategic Command Cyber and Space conference. While… Keep reading →

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Pull The Cyber War Trigger, If We Have To

Posted by Cedric Leighton on


One of the most disturbing aspects of our nation’s current response to cyber attacks is a creeping passivity that permeates discussions surrounding the topic. Fueled by less-than-robust, defense-oriented national and DoD cyber strategies, some of the leading voices in the US’s national security establishment seem to have given up the fight without even entering the… Keep reading →

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U.S. Intelligence Budget Faces ‘Double Digit’ Cuts: DNI Clapper

Posted by Colin Clark on


UPDATED San Antonio: After a decade of enormous budget increases the American intelligence community’s budget will probably decline by billions of dollars, Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper said here. Clapper told more than 3,000 people at the annual Geoint conference that the intelligence community’s budget had been handed in to the White House’s Office… Keep reading →

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Reading Between The Lines: DoD’s Cyber Operation Strategy

Posted by Lt. General Harry Raduege, USAF (Ret.) on


This piece first appeared in our sister publication, AOL Gov. The Department of Defense Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace has attracted its share of attention and criticism since it was released last month. For instance, critics from outside the Department believe the document is written at such a high level, it offers little of new… Keep reading →

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DoD Wide Open To Social Media Hackers: GAO

Posted by Carlo Munoz on


Washington: For computer hackers looking to get into the Defense Department’s most sensitive networks, the answer may be as simple as sending a Facebook friend request. The increasing use of social networking sites, like Facebook and LinkedIn, by federal employees across the U.S. government has exposed critical cybersecurity gaps in those agencies, reports our Huffington… Keep reading →

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Defense IT Stuck In The Stone Age: Cartwright

Posted by Wyatt Kash on


A long-standing reliance on proprietary technology solutions and antiquated acquisition rules have left the Defense Department “pretty much in the stone age as far as IT is concerned,” the nation’s second highest ranking military officer said today. Marine Gen. James Cartwright, outgoing vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs, said speeding up acquisition cycles is essential… Keep reading →

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DoD Unveils New Cyber Strategy; Cartwright Urges Shift From Defense

Posted by Colin Clark on


Washington: One of the biggest attacks ever on American military networks occurred in March, when another country stole some 24,000 files from a U.S. defense company’s computers, Deputy Defense Bill Lynn said today. While no one mentioned either China or Russia they would be top of the list for any such attack. Lynn disclosed the… Keep reading →

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New Cyber Strategy Falls Short

Posted by Cedric Leighton on


The Pentagon is set to unveil its new strategy for dealing with cyber attacks. Because the cyber world now touches every aspect of our lives, the debate on what our cyber strategy should be has become one of the most important debates of its kind in our history. We must develop a cyber strategy that… Keep reading →

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Lynn’s Paris Cyber Speech Sparks Allied Worries, Business Hopes

Posted by Colin Clark on


Paris: One of the biggest topics being discussed by defense industry experts here as they rev up for the Paris Air Show has little, at first glance, to do with planes: cyber war. Much of the chatter was sparked by Deputy Defense Secretary Bill Lynn’s speech in which he discussed nothing – nothing – but… Keep reading →

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