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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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Senate Passes Bill to Establish DHS Bug Bounty Program

The Senate has voted unanimously in favor of a bill that would establish a bug bounty pilot program to strengthen cyber defense at the Department of Homeland Security. Sen. Maggie Hassan’s (D-N.H.) office said Wednesday the Hack DHS Act would offer payments for white-hat hackers to identify vulnerabilities in the department’s information …

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Air Force Cyber Squadron Supports Nuclear Treaty Monitoring Mission

A cyber squadron within the U.S. Air Force‘s Technical Applications Center aims to standardize its enterprise to further support AFTAC’s nuclear treaty monitoring efforts. The Cyber Capabilities Squadron also plans to form a mission defense team that will carry out cyberspace defense operations for mission critical systems at the center, the Air Force said …

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Senate Bill Would Establish DHS ‘Bug Bounty’ Program

Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-New Hampshire) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) have introduced a bill that seeks to establish a bug bounty pilot program to boost the Department of Homeland Security‘s cyber defense. The Hack Department of Homeland Security Act would require DHS to enlist “white-hat” or ethical hackers to report vulnerabilities within its networks and data systems, …

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Adm. Michael Rogers: Cybercom Needs Funds to Start Command Designation Change

Adm. Michael Rogers, head of the U.S. Cyber Command, has said at a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing that his organization seeks a $647 million budget for fiscal 2018, up 17 percent from the command’s current spending level, Nextgov reported Tuesday. He told subcommittee members that the proposed funding increase would primarily support preparations to …

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Jens Stoltenberg: Defense Ministers to Tackle Security Challenges at NATO Meeting in Brussels

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said defense ministers from allied nations will meet this week in Brussels to discuss the current state of the global security environment, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes Stoltenberg told reporters that NATO member countries aim to address security challenges through increased defense spending. U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis will …

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