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NSA Creates Cybersecurity Directorate for Nat’l Security Efforts

The National Security Agency has established a cybersecurity directorate to consolidate the agency's cyber defense and foreign intelligence operations. NSA said Monday that the new directorate will handle information sharing and other collaborative efforts between the agency and its partner entities in an effort to streamline activities such as risk assessments and threat intelligence.

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Lt. Gen. John Thompson on Phase 2 National Security Space Launch Competition

Lt. Gen. John Thompson, commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, said the service branch is in the process of assessing plans that were submitted in response to a solicitation for the second phase of the National Security Space Launch program, Bloomberg reported Monday.

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Mark Esper: US Military Needs to Adapt, Implement National Defense Strategy to Fight New Threats

Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper said the U.S. military should “adapt” to counter cyber attacks and threats in space amid the resurgence of “great power competition,” the Air Force reported Wednesday. He cited the role of the National Defense Strategy in ensuring national security and fighting threats from near-peer competitors.

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Karen Gibson: Intell Community’s Data Transparency Efforts Key to Addressing Info Warfare Threats

Lt. Gen. Karen Gibson, deputy director of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for national security partnerships, said that the intelligence community must promote transparency to address evolving threats, Defense News reported Thursday.

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Commerce Department Extends Deadline of U.S. Industry-Huawei Separation

The Department of Commerce has given U.S. firms more time to cut all connections between their information technology infrastructures and Huawei, Nextgov reported Monday. The department changed the original Aug. 19 deadline to Nov. 19 due to the dependence of some rural companies on the Chinese technology firm. 

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