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Report: Gen. Paul Nakasone Suggests NSA-Cybercom Separation in 2020

Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, director of the National Security Agency and head of Cyber Command, reportedly made a recommendation to split the two agencies in 2020, Defense One reported Wednesday. Former and current intelligence officials said Nakasone proposed the move to James Mattis, the former defense secretary, in August 2018. Pentagon officials are expected  to approve the change.

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Madeline Mortelmans: 2018 Cyber Strategy Details DoD’s Role in US Cyberspace

Madeline Mortelmans, principal director for cyber policy working for the undersecretary of defense, said during an Atlantic Council event that the Pentagon has a “comparative advantage” in cyberspace, Fifth Domain reported Saturday. Mortelmans noted that the Department of Defense’s 2018 cybersecurity strategy details the Pentagon’s ability to project power, shape the environment and address threats before they enter the U.S.

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Army to Further Involve Contractors in Enterprise Activities

The U.S. Army plans to implement enterprise-as-a-service as the initial step towards network modernization, with possible partnerships with the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy, FCW reported Friday. Col. Jeth Rey, director of operations at the Army's Cyber Command, said at an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association event that the branch's new network approach will involve more contractor services.
 

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Gen. Paul Nakasone: CYBERCOM Requires an Expansion

Gen. Paul Nakasone, who leads the U.S. Cyber Command, told Congress that the force requires an expansion to accommodate mission needs, FCW reported Thursday. During a hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee, he said USCYBERCOM may require over 133 teams to keep up with the technological development of U.S. adversaries.

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Nakasone: 2018 Midterm Elections a Success in Feds’ Cyber Efforts

Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of National Security Agency, updated lawmakers on the federal government’s efforts to deter foreign interference in past midterm elections, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. At the meeting with Senate Intelligence Committee, he said the government’s initiative to monitor cyber events and impose consequences on adversaries was effective.

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DoD Sets Schedule to Deploy Unified Platform to Integrate Cyber Ops

The U.S. Cyber Command is set to deploy a Northrop Grumman-built, next generation cyber weapon system designed to serve as the Department of Defense’s single platform to plan and launch offensive and defensive cyber operations, Fifth Domain reported Thursday. Senior defense officials expect the CYBERCOM's Unified Platform to launch this spring. The system is designed to provide the infrastructure, information sharing, data analytics, mission planning and command tools to support the military’s cyber missions. 

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Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart: New Authorities Allow Cybercom to Implement ‘Defend Forward’ Approach

Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, deputy commander of Cyber Command, has said Cybercom has received authorities in the past six months to defend against threat actors, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. “We can no longer have policy that runs all the way to the very senior levels of our organizations before we can take action,” Stewart said Nov. 14 at the CyCon conference in Washington.

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Report: DoD Implementation of 2015 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act ‘Inconsistent’

The Defense Department's inspector general has determined that the DoD failed to fully carry out the mandate of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015. The law calls on the DoD and other agencies to develop policies that would facilitate the sharing of classified and unclassified cybersecurity threat indicators and defense measures among government as well as private entities, the DoD IG stated in a recently-released audit report.

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Cybercom Unit Posts Identified Malware Samples on VirusTotal

The cyber national mission force has uploaded unclassified malware samples to the VirusTotal website as part of its effort to share identified cyber vulnerabilities with industry, U.S. Cyber Command reported Monday. CNMF also created a Twitter account to alert the cybersecurity community when it posts malicious software, computer viruses and other cyber threats on the website.

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Dana Deasy Talks Cloud, Artificial Intelligence at DISA’s Forecast to Industry Conference

Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said he believes cloud provides DoD components with capabilities to update Pentagon’s technology systems and manage data assets “in an enterprise manner,” MeriTalk reported Monday. “DoD is committed to maintaining a multivendor, multicloud environment,” he said Monday at a Defense Information Systems Agency-hosted conference.

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