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CIA’s Andrew Hallman: Intell Community Should Use New Tools to Counter Cyber Threats

Andrew Hallman, deputy director for digital innovation at the CIA, has said the U.S. intelligence community must further develop infrastructure for cyber threat analysis efforts through the adoption of machine learning and automated intelligence tools. He told audience at 2018 Defense Intelligence Agency Department of Defense Intelligence Information System Worldwide Conference held Tuesday …

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WSJ: Trump Reverses Obama-Era Directive on Cyberweapons

President Trump has revoked an Obama-era policy that required government agencies to seek approval from various federal stakeholders before engaging in offensive cyber operations, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. He issued an executive order Wednesday to reverse the Presidential Policy Directive 20 as part of efforts to prevent foreign influence in U.S. …

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Wright-Patterson AFB Conducts Email Cloud Migration

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has migrated more than 30,000 email accounts to the cloud as part of a Defense Department effort to provide greater email storage. Under the Cloud Hosted Enterprise Service initiative, the 88th Communications Group Communications/Cyber Planner and 88th Communications Squadron worked to migrate email accounts of the …

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IARPA Deputy Director Stacey Dixon Promoted to Director

Stacey Dixon, deputy director at the Intelligence Advance Research Projects Activity, has been appointed to serve as the agency’s director, succeeding Jason Matheny. She has more than 15 years of science and technology experience in the intelligence community, having held positions at the CIA, the National Reconnaissance Office and the …

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Defense Science Board Offers Recommendations on Cyberspace Protection

The Defense Science Board is advising the government to integrate the military’s cyber defense efforts with other agencies, Bloomberg Government reported Thursday. The advisory board’s report, titled “Cyber as a Strategic Capability,” includes a recommendation to expand the military’s role in protecting major private sector networks. The report also advises …

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