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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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Hill Intel Committees Order DNI, NSA/CyberCom Review

Posted by Colin Clark on


Ever since the day of its creation, critics have slammed the Office of Director of National Intelligence as an expensive and unnecessary bureaucracy, a threat to the longtime primacy of the Director of Central Intelligence and a toothless tiger. Much of that changed during the joint tenures of DNI Mike McConnell and SecDef Bob Gates… Keep reading →

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SecDef Carter Hedges On Splitting NSA, CyberCom

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


SAN FRANCISCO: Defense Secretary Ash Carter repeatedly refused to confirm or deny reports that he’s recommended the President split the National Security Agency from US Cyber Command. However, reading between the lines of his remarks here at the TechCrunch conference, there are strong hints he might favor separating the two. Meanwhile, back in Washington, Senate Armed… Keep reading →

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