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Steven Walker: DARPA Developing Cyber Deterrence, Hypersonics, AI Programs

Steven Walker, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, discussed some of DARPA’s programs at the Defense Programs Conference, the Department of Defense website reported Tuesday. Walker said some of the capabilities that DARPA works on to defend the country from existential threats and near-peer adversaries include cyber deterrence, tactical-boost guide program and hypersonic weapons. 

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Sen. John McCain: National Cyber Deterrence Plan Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday he believes a cyber deterrence policy that the White House has proposed to Congress lacks offensive approaches, FCW reported Tuesday. FCW quoted McCain as saying the proposal “does little to clarify the policy ambiguities that undermine the credibility of deterrence.” “The administration has …

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Robert Work: Cyber Deterrence a DoD Priority Under New Cyber Strategy

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has indicated that the Defense Department considers deterrence among its priority cybersecurity capabilities as cyber attacks become more prominent in the U.S.’ national security agenda, DoD News reported Tuesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes that Work told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the cyber strategy released earlier this year enables U.S. Cyber …

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James Clapper, John McCain Express Doubt on US-China Cyber Cooperation

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has indicated his skepticism on the effectiveness of the U.S.-China cyber cooperation agreement announced last week, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea Shalal writes that while Clapper acknowledged the agreement to halt economic cyber espionage as a start to further cybersecurity, he urged the administration to verify …

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