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Defense Officials: Cyber Strategy, Rules in the Making

The Defense Department’s rules outlining how the military should react and when it can practice active cyber defense should come in the next few months, according to military officials. Pentagon officials told the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday that the Joint Staff and the defense secretary’s policy office are collaborating to …

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Govt. Officials Meet to Discuss Cyber Attack Scenarios

A special briefing for lawmakers occurred last Wednesday to explain possible scenarios of a cyber attack on U.S. infrastructure, Federal News Radio reported. John Brennan, White House deputy national security advisor for homeland security and counterterrorism, lead the briefing. An interagency team of 11 officials from defense and civilian agencies …

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Cyber, IT Personnel Play Cyber War at Training Program

Cyber and information technologies professionals got a work out in a recent game called Cyber Flag, taking part in a training program where teams had to defend themselves by executing cyber operations. The U.S. Cyber Command’s Cyber Flag 12-1 exercise in the first week of November had some 300 in attendance, …

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Defense Cyber Research Spending to Go Up 50% by 2017

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plans to increase its cybersecurity research spending by 50 percent over the next five years, DARPA Director Regina Dugan said Monday according to a report in InformationWeek. DARPA’s budget request for fiscal year 2012, which began Oct. 1, called for its cyber research funding …

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NSA Chief: Military’s Next Internet in the Cloud

Instead of hiding from cloud computing for security reasons, the director of the National Security Agency said Wednesday the military must tie its networks and software to the cloud to better secure its computers. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who also serves as director of U.S. Cyber Command, told attendees at …

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NSA Head: Cloud Makes Intel Community More Secure, Efficient

Cloud computing, which has raised concerns over security risks, will make the intelligence community more secure and efficient, the head of the National Security Agency said Thursday. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, also commander of U.S. Cyber Command, told attendees at the International Systems Security Association conference in Baltimore, that cloud …

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Pentagon Better Prepared to Deal with Cyber Attacks

According to the Defense Department’s cyberpolicy director Steve Schleien, the agency is better prepared to deal with cyber attacks globally today than it was in 2008. A 2008 military computer breach led the Pentagon to creating the U.S. Cyber Command in 2009. It is also the reason President Obama launched …

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Michigan Kicks Off Cyber Security Awareness Month

The eighth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month was kicked off Oct. 7 at the Michigan Cyber Summit when the state hosted both Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder hosted the event and announced a “Cyber Initiative” in which …

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DoD Cybersecurity Needs More Organization, GAO Report Says

The Defense Department has to better coordinate its cyber capabilities so that its efforts in cybersecurity are decentralized and spread across various offices, a General Accountability Report says. Federal News Radio reports the GAO report was originally prepared in May 2010 and declassified Monday. The report’s aim was to address …

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Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III Steps Down

The third longest-serving deputy secretary of defense, William J. Lynn III, will be resigning this fall. The nation’s 30th deputy secretary has spent the last two decades in government service, beginning with his role as national security adviser to the late Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy. “It has been an honor …

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