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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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USCYBERCOM Chief Says Innovation Key to Staying Ahead in Cyberspace ‘Great Powers Competition’

Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, has said the U.S. is currently in competition with adversarial nation states carrying out "strategic campaigns" in cyberspace, including the theft of intellectual property and personal information as well as attempted electoral disruption.

A 2017 and 2018 Wash100 awardee, Nakasone commented, “Advantage goes to the side that innovates fastest,” adding that, to remain at the forefront of technological advances, USCYBERCOM must continuously collaborate with its partners, MeriTalk reported Friday. Nakasone spoke at the recent Billington Cybersecurity Summit.

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Air Force Cyber Squadron Supports Nuclear Treaty Monitoring Mission

A cyber squadron within the U.S. Air Force‘s Technical Applications Center aims to standardize its enterprise to further support AFTAC’s nuclear treaty monitoring efforts. The Cyber Capabilities Squadron also plans to form a mission defense team that will carry out cyberspace defense operations for mission critical systems at the center, the Air Force said …

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Air Force Launches Initiative to Train Airmen on Defensive Cyber Operations

The U.S. Air Force has established a program that seeks to train airmen in defensive cyber operations of the service branch’s weapons systems and increase their capacity to manage  unit missions in cyberspace. The service branch  said Friday it aims to address risks in air and space superiority, command-and-control, global strike, ISR and rapid global mobility …

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DoD Officials Cite Threats Against US Military Operational Dominance at Senate Subcommittee Hearing

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work has said the U.S. military’s superiority over potential competitors is beginning to wane due to adversaries’ level of investment and efforts to close the operational and technical gap, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Work testified before the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee during a hearing Wednesday alongside William Roper, director of …

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