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Robert Work: DoD Eyes Combat Teaming, Human-Machine Collaboration for 3rd Offset Strategy

Robert Work

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said the Defense Department has started to invest in combat teaming and human-machine collaboration as part of the third offset strategy, DoD News reported Sunday. Work told the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California that the strategy seeks to combat national security threats through conventional deterrence, Cheryl …

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Keith Alexander: Pentagon Needs New Framework to Counter Cyber, Terrorist Threats

Keith Alexander

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Keith Alexander has told Senate Armed Services Committee members he believes the Defense Department should adopt new strategies to protect the U.S. against acts of terrorism and cyber crime. The former National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command leader told lawmakers committee in written testimony Tuesday that continued activity of terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and …

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CIA’s John Brennan: Tech Proliferation, Nation-State Instability Affect US Cybersecurity Efforts

John Brennan

CIA Director John Brennan has said work to monitor cybersecurity threats has become a challenge for U.S. intelligence agencies due to the proliferation of modern technologies, destabilization in nation states and lack of cyber policy frameworks, GW Today reported Wednesday. “Because of the capabilities that exist [to perpetrate cyber crime]… sub-national …

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ODNI Issues IC Transparency Implementation Plan; James Clapper Comments

James Clapper

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has unveiled an implementation plan for the Intelligence Community’s initiative to drive transparency in intelligence activities in support of the White House’s open government directive. ODNI said Tuesday the Principles of Intelligence Transparency for the Intelligence Community seek to balance goals in public awareness and national security …

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Stephanie O’Sullivan: Cyber Literacy, Empowerment, Diversity Key to Cybersecurity Efforts

Stephanie O'Sullivan

Stephanie O’Sullivan, principal deputy director of national intelligence, believes that the government’s cybersecurity efforts could use the help of the diverse pool of talents in industry and academia. In her written remarks Thursday at the Cyber Education Summit, O’Sullivan said the cybersecurity community must work together to increase cyber literacy and …

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Robert Work: Cyber Deterrence a DoD Priority Under New Cyber Strategy

Robert Work

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has indicated that the Defense Department considers deterrence among its priority cybersecurity capabilities as cyber attacks become more prominent in the U.S.’ national security agenda, DoD News reported Tuesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes that Work told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the cyber strategy released earlier this year enables U.S. Cyber …

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Defense, Aerospace Trade Groups Urge Congress to Strike FY 2016 Bipartisan Budget Deal


Leaders from several defense and aerospace trade groups have called on Congress to begin negotiations on a bipartisan multi-year budget deal for fiscal year 2016 in order to prevent a continuing resolution that would extend current funding levels. In a letter published Monday on the National Defense Industrial Association website, executives from NDIA and …

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Arati Prabhakar: Research, Tech Adoption Key to Nat’l Security Efforts

Arati Prabhakar

Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has discussed the agency’s goal to apply technology and research in an effort to address national security issues, DoD News reported Thursday. Prabhakar made her remarks at DARPA’s three-day “Wait, What?” technology forum that kicked off Wednesday in St. Louis, Cheryl …

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