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IT For Rent: Army Piggybacks On Air Force Services Contract

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The services are collaborating as never before, officials said, as they outsource non-combat networks through new “IT as a service” contracts.

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Pentagon To Classify More Acquisition Info, Keep Closer Eye On Fed Employees

Posted by Paul McLeary on


“We have a fairly well-positioned and growing counterintelligence activity across the organizations,” the official said, adding that the shift to DoD has created “what is arguably the single largest security-focused agency in the federal government.”

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EW, Cyber Require Next-Gen Hardware: Conley

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


It’s not all about AI and software. You need hardware compact enough — and secure enough — to deploy into a war zone.

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Esper Exhorts Allies To Ban Chinese 5G

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Britain is on the verge of a much-delayed and debated decision about allowing Huawei to build “non-core” components of its 5G network.

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Huawei’s 5G Gambit: Sharing Tech Won’t Fix Security

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei made a dramatic offer to let all comers license and modify his 5G technology. Making it secure would be a Herculean task.

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King Blasts DoD Wall Funding, But Smooth Sailing For Air Force, Army Secretaries

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


“I believe we need the Space Force, in fact, in my opinion, a domain-specific service to organize, train, and equip space forces is overdue,” Air Force Secretary nominee Barbara Barrett said.

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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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Don’t Hack Back: Call The FBI & They’ll Call NSA

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“The average time it takes to discover a data breach is about six months,” said Hickey, a deputy assistant attorney general at the Justice Department specializing in cybersecurity and China. By the time you realize you’ve been hacked, it’s too late to “hack back” and shut down your attacker.

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AI, Cybersecurity, & The Data Trap: You Don’t Know Normal

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“How do I even know what’s normal and what’s abnormal so I can detect anomalies? We simply don’t know,” says Dean Souleles, chief technology advisor for the Director of National Intelligence.

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DoD ‘Office’ Functions Move To Cloud In Multi-Billion-Dollar Contract

Posted by Barry Rosenberg on


A new warfighting network, DEOS, will provide common enterprise applications at local base, post, camp, and station levels — including deployed and afloat organizations.

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