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Cybercom Uses New Authority to Expedite Cyber Tech Procurement

The U.S. Cyber Command has started to use its new acquisition authority to accelerate contract awards for cyber technology products and services. Cybercom issued its first contract through the authority on Sept. 29 for information technology-related research and technical information services that are meant to aid future acquisition decisions, the command said …

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GAO: DoD, Congress Identify Potential Measures to Address NSA-Cybercom Leadership Separation Risks

The Government Accountability Office has reported that the Defense Department and congressional panels have identified possible strategies to mitigate potential risks that may arise if DoD separates the current dual-hat leadership structure of the National Security Agency and Cyber Command. Suggested measures include formalization of NSA-Cybercom collaboration agreements and development of …

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Adm. Michael Rogers Calls for National Dialogue on Use of Digital Tech for SIGINT

U.S. Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, head of the U.S. Cyber Command and National Security Agency, has said a national dialogue is needed to determine whether the government should have access to digital communications to support signals intelligence activities against terrorism, DoD News reported Saturday. Rogers told the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado …

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Govt, Industry Participants Train for Infrastructure Defense at Cyber Guard Exercise

The FBI, Cyber Command and Department of Homeland Security have co-hosted a week long exercise wherein participants from academia, industry, U.S. government and other allies performed training activities designed to prepare personnel for potential cyber attacks on critical infrastructure. Cybercom said Wednesday that the Cyber Guard event gathered more than …

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Adm. Michael Rogers: $647M Cybercom Budget Request to Support Mission Force Operations

U.S. Cyber Command chief Michael Rogers has said a portion of Cybercom’s proposed $647 million budget would finance efforts to integrate cyber-related technologies and operations against the Islamic State militant organization, DoD News reported Wednesday. “We are particularly concerned as adversaries probe and even exploit systems used by government, law enforcement, military, intelligence and critical …

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