Cyber Command has collaborated with the Department of Energy and the energy sector through the Grid X exercise to further build up their relationship in the event of a cyber attack on critical infrastructure and other assets, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday.Read More »
resident Trump will nominate Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, director of the Joint Staff, to serve as the next chief of naval operations, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. A U.S. official said the president approved Gilday’s nomination for the post during a meeting with Navy officials at the White House on Wednesday.Read More »
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the Pentagon considers retention of cyber professionals a top challenge, FCW reported Wednesday. "Our biggest challenge with the red teams is keeping the people. We get out-recruited,” he said Wednesday before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subpanel.Read More »
Department of Defense officials said the U.S. Air Force developed the first iteration of a cyber platform designed to help cyber forces perform mission planning, share information and deliver command-and-control systems to support cyber missions, Fifth Domain reported Monday. A spokesman for the Air Force said the service handed over to U.S. Cyber Command the first increment of the Unified Platform April 9. Increment 1 features capabilities for interoperability and defensive cyber operations.Read More »
The Government Accountability Office found gaps in how the U.S. Cyber Command will implement plans to transfer responsibilities to train and maintain members of the Cyber Mission Force to military service branches. GAO released a report on Wednesday highlighting the challenges facing the unit's transition.
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.Read More »
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.Read More »