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NIST Drafts Framework to Help Orgs Recruit, Retain Cyber Talent; Bill Newhouse Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued draft guidance meant to help U.S. organizations identify, hire and retain cybersecurity workforce. NIST said Wednesday the Cybersecurity Workforce Framework contains category and description of strategies for employers to build a team of cyber staff to protect their networks. The agency’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education developed …

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Virginia Kicks Off Cybersecurity Challenge for Students

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced the start of cybersecurity challenge that will run through March 2017 and aims to spark students’ interest in information technology security careers. The NSA Day of Cyber School Challenge will present real-life cyber scenarios to participating students who will explore methods and tools used by cyber professionals at the …

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Air Force, Navy Hold Joint Air Defense Exercise in Arabian Gulf

The U.S. Navy’s Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group and the U.S. Air Force held a joint air defense exercise Oct. 25 in the Arabian Gulf to accelerate integration of the two military branches’ defense strategies. The exercise involved simulation of real-world aerial threats the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower could face during a mission, the …

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Army, Navy, Air Force Secretaries Say ‘Adaptive’ Workforce Key to US Security

All three secretaries of the U.S. armed services believe that the government’s ability to hire and retain talented professionals will be a critical strategy to address U.S. challenges and threats. Army Secretary Eric Fanning, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Air Force Secretary Deborah James discussed a number of national security challenges and innovation …

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CBP Begins Air & Marine Surveillance Center Expansion Project

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has begun work to expand CBP’s Air and Marine Operations Center at March Air Reserve Base in California. CBP said Wednesday it established AMOC to help law enforcement personnel detect, identify, monitor and direct the interdiction of suspect aviation and maritime targets. “This 22,000-square-foot expansion will allow us to …

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Carla Provost Promoted to Deputy Chief

Carla Provost, deputy assistant commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) since September 2015, has been appointed to the role of deputy chief at the agency. Provost will serve as the Border Patrol’s deputy chief and have responsibility over the agency’s daily operations, planning and nationwide enforcement …

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