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Gen. Paul Nakasone

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

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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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Fix It Before It Breaks: SOCOM, JAIC Pioneer Predictive Maintenance AI

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“He said you’ve got tremendous people, you prototype pretty effectively, and you’re absolutely terrible — he had some more colorful words than that — for machine learning,” Gen. Thomas said. “It gave me a spark … and turned me into a zealot.”

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Huge Intel Leadership Shifts: New Directors For NRO, NGA

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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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Hill Must Act Now To Protect Elections From Russians: Cyber Commander

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


If you want the military to defend this fall’s elections from Russian hackers, military cyber commanders told Congress this afternoon, you need to give it authorities, access and resources soon, military commanders told the Senate today.

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Do Young Humans + Artificial Intelligence = Cybersecurity?

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: The Army is recruiting smart young soldiers to wage cyber war. But human talent is not enough. Ultimately, say experts, cyberspace is so vast, so complex, so constantly changing that only artificial intelligence can keep up. America can’t prevail in cyberspace through superior numbers. We could never match China hacker for hacker. So our… Keep reading →

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US Army Races To Build New Cyber Corps

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WASHINGTON: The US Army is rushing to stand up cyber forces but its progress shows both how far we’ve come, and how far we have to go. “From an initial start of six officers in 2014… today we have 397 officers, 141 warrant officers, and 560 non-commissioned officers and soldiers” in the Army’s recently created cyber… Keep reading →

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Army Wargames Hone Battlefield Cyber Teams

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


ARLINGTON: The Army is reinforcing its combat brigades with cyber soldiers. In 18 months of wargames with a wide range of units — tanks, Strykers, infantry, Airborne, Rangers — Army Cyber Command troops have brought hacking and jamming to bear on the (simulated) battlefield alongside guns and bombs. The exercises have already revealed cybersecurity shortfalls… Keep reading →

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CYBERCOM Writes Own Software: Accelerating Acquisition

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WASHINGTON: A Pentagon procurement process that takes a decade to deliver can’t keep up with fast-advancing frontline of cyberwar. US Cyber Command needs more agile ways to get technology, top officials said today. For now, its nascent Cyber National Mission Force is actually building some key tools in-house. “For us at the cutting edge,” said… Keep reading →

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