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Sen. John McCain: Senate Armed Services Committee to Draft Cyber Policy Bill

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) has said SASC will create a bill that would require President-elect Donald Trump’s administration to draft a cybersecurity policy and strategy in response to Russia’s cyber hacking operations during the 2016 presidential elections, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes McCain noted that …

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Cedric Leighton: DoD Works to Address Advanced Persistent Threats

The Defense Department seeks to address cybersecurity concerns such as advanced persistent threats that use unauthorized entities to gain access to networks and steal data from an organization, C4ISR & Networks reported Wednesday. John Edwards writes Cedric Leighton, former National Security Agency deputy director of training, said APTs can collect large …

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Adm. Michael Rogers: ‘Arbitrary Lines’ Between Private, Public Property Hamper Govt-Industry Collaboration Against Cyber Attacks

Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, has said the “arbitrary lines” between public and private property have resulted in “uneven” cooperation between the private sector and government in the campaign against cyber attacks, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Rogers told attendees at The Wall Street Journal …

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CBO: Senate’s FY 2017 Intell Authorization Bill’s Unclassified Provisions to Cost $888M Through 2021

A new Congressional Budget Office report says the implementation of unclassified programs under the Senate’s Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 would cost the federal government approximately $888 million over five years. CBO said in a report published Tuesday the proposed bill would lead to the application of pay-as-you-go procedures since its …

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Virginia Kicks Off Cybersecurity Challenge for Students

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced the start of cybersecurity challenge that will run through March 2017 and aims to spark students’ interest in information technology security careers. The NSA Day of Cyber School Challenge will present real-life cyber scenarios to participating students who will explore methods and tools used by cyber professionals at the …

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