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NSA, Cybercom Lead Pushes for New Cyber Law

The National Security Agency’s director advocated for public-private sector partnerships to identify and combat cyber threats at a Tuesday congressional hearing, American Forces Press Service reports. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, also head of Cyber Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Defense Department servers receive an average of six …

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GEOINT Speakers Announced and Other ExecutiveGov Need-to-Read Stories

ExecutiveGov’s round-up of news you need to read to stay up to speed on federal policy impacting the government-contracting community.   GEOINT Speakers Announced The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation recently announced the first keynote speakers for its eighth annual GEOINT Symposium to be held in October in San Antonio. …

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ExecutiveGov’s Need-to-Reads

ExecutiveGov’s round-up of news you need to read to stay up to speed on federal policy impacting the government-contracting community. Wrap-up of Gen. Alexander’s Cybercom Hearings Cyber news and analysis website (and ExecutiveGov sister site) The New New Internet has an interesting wrap-up of NSA Director and U.S. Cyber Command …

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The Top Cybersecurity Stories in 2010

InformationWeek’s roster of the Top 10 Security Stories of 2010 reads like a Who’s Who – or, rather a What’s What – list of the biggest stories in all things cybersecurity. All the old favorites and even some 2010 upstarts were represented, from continuing debates about the federal government’s cybersecurity …

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Gates Wants ‘Better Protections for both .Gov and .Com’

Speaking at a meeting of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the recent partnership between the Department of Homeland Security, a civilian agency, and the Defense Department’s National Security Agency would lead to better Internet security. Gates said his hope is that the partnership, …

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Cyber Attacks against DoD on the Decline?

Cyber attacks against the Defense Department declined in 2010, according to a report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission and reported on by Wired’s Danger Room blog. In the first half of 2010, there were some 30,000 malicious cyber incidents against the Pentagon. In 2009, there were about …

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Cyberspace: The Final Frontier?

The wars of the 20th century were fought on nearly all fronts: land, sea, air and, even in the era of high-tech satellites, space. But the Defense Department is now adding another frontier to the battlefield – cyberspace. “Information technology provides us with critical advantages in all of our war-fighting …

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Business Booming for Cyber Contractors

Government contractors are building in the hope that, soon, business will be booming. The Washington Post reports local contractors are building new offices, opening new division and hiring more people to staff positions in cybersecurity – an area they anticipate develop and pay dividends. The new head of U.S. Cyber …

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