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Obama Moves to End ‘Dual-Hat’ Leadership of Cybercom, NSA

President Barack Obama has moved to split oversight of the U.S. Cyber Command from top brass at the National Security Agency, the Washington Post reported Friday. Cybercom and NSA “should have separate leaders who are able to devote themselves to each organization’s respective mission and responsibilities, but should continue to leverage the shared …

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Obama Clears $619B Defense Spending Legislation for Fiscal 2017

President Barack Obama has signed the 2017 defense policy bill that authorizes $618.7 billion in funds and includes $67 billion for overseas contingency operations, The Hill reported Friday. Rebecca Kheel writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act provides for $3.2 billion more OCO funds than Obama’s request that will cover a 2.1-percent military pay raise and additional …

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Brig. Gen. William Cole: Army to Establish Cyber Training Range for Network Operations

Brig. Gen. William Cole, program executive officer for simulation, training and instrumentation at the U.S. Army, has said that the service branch will launch a project to construct a new cyber training range for offensive and defensive network operations, National Defense Magazine reported Wednesday. Yasmin Tadjdeh writes Cole added the persistent cyber training …

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Cybercom’s Mission Force Teams Reach Initial Operating Capability

The U.S. Cyber Command‘s 133 cyber force teams have reached initial operating capability status that authorizes each team to execute their respective fundamental missions. Cybercom said Monday the groups align with the three primary missions of the Defense Department‘s Cyber Strategy to defend DoD networks and secure data, support joint military commander objectives and as protect the U.S. infrastructure. …

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Adm. Michael Rogers: Human Capital is Biggest Cyber Challenge

U.S. Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, head of Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, has said human capital needs pose the biggest challenge in the cybersecurity arena. The Defense Department said Thursday Rogers spoke at the CyberMaryland Conference to discuss challenges facing the cyber community. “While the technology is incredibly important to our ability to meet the needs that are …

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Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone Takes Charge of Army Cyber Command

Lt. Gen Paul Nakasone, formerly commander of the U.S. Cyber Command’s cyber national mission force, has assumed new duties as head of the U.S. Army Cyber Command and 2nd Army. He succeeds Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, who will transition to the role of director at the Army’s Office of Business Transformation, the service branch …

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Ashton Carter, Defense Innovation Board Members Discuss Interim Recommendations for DoD

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and members of the Defense Innovation Board have discussed 11 interim recommendations to the Defense Department during DIB’s first public meeting held Wednesday at the Pentagon, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Carter established the 15-member independent advisory board to recommend strategies for defense officials to manage processes …

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