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Eric Rosenbach: DoD Forms New Strategy, Mission Force to Defend US Cyber Infrastructure

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Eric Rosenbach, assistant defense secretary for homeland defense and global security, has said the Defense Department is finalizing a strategy to help the agency establish a path forward to address U.S. cybersecurity, DoD News reported Tuesday.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Marshall Jr. writes Rosenbach told a Senate Armed Services subcommittee Tuesday the department is set to release the new cyber strategy next week.

The framework would depend on the U.S.’ “declaratory policy, overall defensive posture, effective response procedures, indication and warning capabilities, and the resilience of U.S. networks and systems,” he added, according to DoD News.

Nextgov’s Aliya Sternstein wrote in a separate report that Rosenbach informed the subcommittee that DoD is building a mission force of cyber professionals from the National Guard and Reserve as well as the private sector.

DoD aims to train the cyber group on how to defend energy and telecommunication systems and other critical U.S. infrastructure, Sternstein reported.

Rosenbach also told the subcommittee that the agency has met with industry executives to discuss possible career development and incentive programs to attract cybersecurity talent into the military.

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