Tag Archives: Ashton Carter

Army Cyber Command Collaborates With Academia & Industry to Launch Two Programs; Lt. Gen. Ed Cardon Comments

The U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army will launch two programs in an effort to develop countermeasures against cyber adversaries. For the first program, Arcyber will begin the Silicon Valley Innovation Pilot program that teams 10 command professionals with 10 tech industry personnel to work on a social media project through direct collaboration, the U.S. Army …

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John McNellis, Melissa Flagg Appointed to DoD Leadership Roles

John McNellis, formerly corporate senior vice president at L-3 Communications, has been named deputy assistant secretary for space, strategic and intelligence systems at Defense Department. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced McNellis’ appointment to the Senior Executive Service role in a Defense Department release published Friday. McNellis most recently led L-3’s aerospace systems group …

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Retired AF Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger Joins Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services

Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, the branch’s first-ever female to become a four-star general, has been selected to serve on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter appointed Wolfenbarger in a swearing-in ceremony during a DACOWITS quarterly business meeting, Defense Department said Tuesday. “It is truly an honor to …

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Ashton Carter: National Guard Could Help in Cyber Efforts Against Islamic State Org

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the U.S. National Guard‘s cyber squadrons could be called upon to participate in the campaign against the Islamic State militant group, Reuters reported Sunday. Andrea Shalal writes the squadrons will take part in the government’s effort to assess potential cybersecurity gaps in U.S. industrial infrastructure. Carter said …

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Startup Firms Showcase Cyber, Intell Analysis, Unmanned Tech Projects at DoD’s Innovation Hub

Five companies presented multiple technology projects to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and other Defense Department officials during an event held at the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental facility in Silicon Valley last week, DoD News reported Friday. Cheryl Pellerin writes George Duchak, director of the DIUx organization, said entrepreneurs pitched their cybersecurity, intelligence analysis and unmanned technologies …

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Pentagon to Seek Innovation, Organizational Strategies Through New Advisory Board

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has announced the Defense Department‘s plan to establish an advisory board to help craft technological strategies for DoD to address organizational culture and project management issues. DoD said Wednesday the Defense Innovation Advisory Board will work to identify best practices for iterative product development, data-based decision-making, enterprise information sharing and utilization of mobile and …

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DoD Taps Into Crowdsourcing to Find Website Security Flaws

The Defense Department plans to enlist ethical hackers for a pilot cyber “bug bounty” program that aims to uncover security vulnerabilities on DoD’s public-facing websites. The Hack the Pentagon initiative will use private-sector crowdsourcing to allow participants to identify and analyze bugs in non-mission-critical Web applications for the department, DoD said Wednesday. “I am confident this innovative initiative will …

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