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Senate Bill Would Expand DoD Cybersecurity Scholarship Program

Senators Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) and Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) have introduced a bill that seeks to expand the Defense Department‘s scholarship program for college students pursuing cybersecurity degrees. Kaine’s office said Thursday the DoD Cyber Scholarship Program Act of 2017 would provide $10 million to DoD’s scholarship fund for fiscal year 2018. The bill would …

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Adm. Michael Rogers Unveils Strategic Goals for Cybercom

Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, head of the Cyber Command and National Security Agency, has discussed his visions about Cybercom’s potential role on cyber integration at the tactical level of warfare and its relationship with the private sector in the next  five to 10 years during the West 2017 conference, DoD News reported Friday. …

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Richard Ledgett to Retire as NSA Deputy Director

Richard Ledgett, deputy director at the National Security Agency since 2014, will retire this spring after nearly 40 years of government service, Reuters reported Friday. NSA spokesman Michael Halbig confirmed Ledgett’s planned departure from the agency in an email to Reuters. Ledgett led the agency’s Media Leaks Task Force and response to leaks of classified …

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James Clapper: Foreign Counterparts Raise Concern Over ‘Disparagement’ of US Intell Community

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said he has received concerns from foreign intelligence agencies about the “disparagement of the U.S. Intelligence Community” by President-elect Donald Trump, CNN reported Thursday. Nicole Gaouette writes Clapper told Senate Armed Services Committee members at a Thursday hearing on international cyber threats that he believes …

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Marcel Lettre, Adm. Michael Rogers Talk DoD’s Cyber Policy Framework, Industry’s Cyber Role at Senate Hearing

Marcel Lettre, defense undersecretary for intelligence, has said the Defense Department has established mission objectives for cybersecurity such as efforts to defend DoD’s networks and provision of cyber options to military commanders, DoD News reported Thursday. Amaani Lyle writes Lettre told Senate Armed Services Committee members at a Thursday hearing on foreign cyber …

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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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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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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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