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Michael Hayden: NSA, Cybercom Should Split Leadership

Michael Hayden, a principal at advisory firm The Chertoff Group, has said the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command should split their shared leadership following Cybercom’s elevation to a full combatant command, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. The former NSA head added that the current leadership structure overburdens …

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Profile: Richard Ledgett, Retired Deputy Director of NSA

Richard Ledgett has served with the National Security Agency for approximately 29 years and contributed his expertise in intelligence and cybersecurity to support the agency’s nearly 200 global operating locations until his retirement in April. He most recently worked at NSA as deputy director and acting chief operating officer from …

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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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NSA Updates Patent Portfolio Under Tech Transfer Program

The National Security Agency has updated a list of patented tools NSA aims to bring into the commercial market through a technology transfer program, Nextgov reported Monday. NSA’s updated patent portfolio covers multiple research and development projects that aim to address big data, cyber, internet of things and mobility challenges. The …

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DoD Inspector General: NSA Lacks Detailed Strategy to Implement ‘Secure-the-Net’ Efforts

A redacted version of an August 2016 report by the Defense Department’s inspector general says the National Security Agency failed to develop a detailed plan for the implementation of its “secure-the-net initiatives” designed to safeguard classified data from insider threats, Nextgov reported Monday. NSA also fell short of safeguarding server …

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