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DHS to Apply Lockheed ‘Kill Chain’ Method for Internal Network Security

The Department of Homeland Security plans to revamp its internal network security methods by implementing a Lockheed Martin-developed intrusion defense chain mechanism known as a “kill chain,” Nextgov reported Friday. Aliya Sternstein writes that kill chain uses predictive analysis of cyber attack behavior and works to deploy countermeasures for stopping an attack at any …

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DARPA Taps 8 Firms for GEO Satellite Servicing Program’s Second Phase; David Barnhart Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded prime contracts to eight companies for phase two of the agency’s Phoenix program, through which DARPA aims to develop robotics systems to service geosynchronous Earth orbit satellites. DARPA said Wednesday it has tapped Busek, Energid, Honeybee Robotics, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates‘ Canada and U.S. branches, NovaWurks, Oceaneering and Space Systems/Loral for the program’s …

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Michael Rogers Takes Leadership Reins At NSA, Cyber Command

Michael Rogers was sworn in as the National Security Agency director and U.S. Cyber Command lead during a ceremony Wednesday held at Fort Meade, Md., the American Forces Press Service reported. Jim Garamone writes that Rogers, a four-star Navy admiral, aims to expand NSA’s and Cybercom’s partnerships with U.S. allies and …

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House Appropriators Propose $3.9B for VA IT Modernization

House lawmakers haved unveiled a fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill that includes $3.87 billion to update Department of Veteran Affairs‘ information technology systems, FierceGovernmentIT reported Wednesday. Molly Bernhart Walker writes that House appropriators on Wednesday released spending legislation that would fund military construction and veterans programs for fiscal 2015. The …

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Pentagon Updates Electronic Warfare Policies for Military Ops

The Defense Department has moved to integrate electronic warfare into its joint military operations for defense components to share tactics and technologies, Defense Systems reported Wednesday. Kevin McCaney writes Christine Fox, acting deputy defense secretary, has updated DoD’s policy to incorporate electronic warfare into space and cyber operations, navigation applications, …

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