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Commission Report Calls for US Gov’t to Execute Structural Changes to Address Cyber Threats

A Cyberspace Solarium Commission report recommends the creation of new cybersecurity-focused independent committees in Congress and a Senate-confirmed national cyber director at the White House, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The commission concluded that the U.S. government needs to implement structural reforms to address cyber threats that jeopardize economic and national security, according to the report obtained by the publication.

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Commission to Issue Cyber Policy Recommendations; Rep. Mike Gallagher Quoted

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission is set to release on March 11 a report outlining 75 policy recommendations to transform how the federal government responds to cyber issues, Fifth Domain reported Thursday. Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), co-chair of the commission, said the panel wants to provide the U.S. president the power to declare a “cyber state of distress” to provide agencies access to a “cyber response and recovery fund.”

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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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