Tag Archives: Cyberspace

House Subcommittee Schedules FY 2022 NDAA Markup

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The House Armed Services’ cyber, innovative technologies and information systems subcommittee is set to meet Wednesday for the markup of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2022. The subpanel's proposed NDAA would direct the secretary of the Department of Defense to launch a five-year pilot program to help advance the transition of DOD's science and technology initiatives into full-scale implementation.

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John Sherman: Pentagon Eyes 2021 Release of Zero Trust Strategy

John Sherman

John Sherman, acting chief information officer of the Department of Defense (DOD), said DOD plans to issue a strategy for zero trust architecture in 2021 as part of efforts to enhance the cybersecurity of its networks. "I think we are at one of these inflection points here,” Sherman said. “Our current approaches are not going to take us into the future here.”

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House OKs Bill to Put up Cyber Diplomacy Bureau at State Department; Rep. Jim Langevin Quoted

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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to establish an office dedicated to cyberspace diplomacy. The Cyber Diplomacy Act would create the Bureau of International Cyberspace Policy at the State Department, and appoint a cyber diplomacy ambassador to lead the office. The government would use the potential office to better augment the norms of global cyberspace.

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House Lawmakers Say Legislation Would Help US Move Forward in Cyber Norm-Setting Process

Cyber Diplomacy

Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., said a cybersecurity bill that was reintroduced in the House would create a diplomatic path for the federal government to define norms and boundaries in cyberspace. A bipartisan group of five House members revived the Cyber Diplomacy Act in Feb. 2021 to establish an international cyberspace policy at the State Department. 

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Thomas Wingfield, DoD Cyber Official, Discusses Cyber, information Integration

Thomas Wingfield

Thomas Wingfield, former deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy in the Trump administration, said that the Department of Defense (DoD) should work to align cyberspace and emerging operations within the larger information environment. “If cyber as a domain is in its adolescence, then information is surely in its infancy,” Wingfield said. 

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Gen. John Hyten: Actionable Data, Standard Environment Key to Future Warfighting Success

Gen. John Hyten

Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a two-time Wash100 Award winner, has said that data and a common environment are key factors in future battlefield operations. He said that military heads must be able to quickly command and control the use of data throughout a standardized environment to deter adversaries.

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24th Air Force Lead Robert Skinner: Lethal Workforce, Partnerships, New Tools Are Top Priorities in Cyber

Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner, commander of the 24th Air Force, wants to build a lethal workforce in the cyberspace, build more partnerships and promote enterprise information technology as a service to help the service branch improve its cyber capabilities, Fifth Domain reported Monday

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CNO Richardson: Navy Needs Complex Wargames to Explore Cyber, Information Warfare

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson wants the U.S. Navy to expand wargames to include cyber and information warfare tactics to deter the rapidly changing capabilities of adversaries in the battlefield, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. The call comes during the growing efforts of other service branches to incorporate multi-domain operations into their wargaming.

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Reps. Michael McCaul, Eliot Engel Reintroduce Cyber Diplomacy Act

Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., reintroduced a bill aiming to boost the country's internet security while maintaining diplomacy and online freedom. The Cyber Diplomacy Act would appoint a special ambassador to lead cyber diplomacy initiatives with the Department of State, and establish cyber policy built on democratic principles, the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Thursday.

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UN Committee Approves Draft Resolutions on Responsible ICT Use by State Actors

The United Nations General Assembly First Committee has announced the approval of two documents that aim to regulate the way state actors use modern information and communication technologies. The documents call for the adherence to a set of norms governing ICT use and the establishment of consultative panels that would further develop related principles and protocols.

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