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CyberCom Elevation To Stand-Alone Command On SecDef’s Desk; Sen. Levin Cautions Pentagon

Posted by Colin Clark on


CAPITOL HILL: The rumor has been rife for weeks: Cyber Command is about to be elevated to a command equal to the powerful regional combatant commands such as Central and Pacific Commands. This would make what many observers regard as the natural maturation of the increasingly important command, as well as its separation from the… Keep reading →

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Why We Need A Cyber Doctrine Now

Posted by Wyatt Kash on


We’ve heard national security leaders at the highest levels say it repeatedly: we are not prepared for cyber war. Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command, made it clear when he rated America’s readiness for addressing a catastrophic cyber attack “three on a scale of ten.” Homeland… Keep reading →

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Cyber Order Puts DHS In Charge Of Oversight, Sets Deadlines

Posted by Henry Kenyon on


The Obama administration is getting ready to change the way the government handles cybersecurity. The White House is preparing an executive order, a draft of which is currently circulating among federal agencies for approval, mirroring cyber legislation that recently failed to get through a Senate vote. Among other things, the order shunts much of the… Keep reading →

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