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Richard Ledgett to Retire as NSA Deputy Director

Richard Ledgett, deputy director at the National Security Agency since 2014, will retire this spring after nearly 40 years of government service, Reuters reported Friday. NSA spokesman Michael Halbig confirmed Ledgett’s planned departure from the agency in an email to Reuters. Ledgett led the agency’s Media Leaks Task Force and response to leaks of classified …

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NBC: Ashton Carter, James Clapper Want Separate Leadership Structure for NSA, Cybercom

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper back a proposal to split the U.S. Cyber Command from the National Security Agency, NBC News reported Friday. Ken Dilanian and Courtney Kube write the two military agencies, currently led by Adm. Michael Rogers, share computing systems at the organizations’ headquarters at Fort Meade in …

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James Clapper Addresses Encryption’s Impact on Intell Gathering Vs Terrorist Groups

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said the availability of commercial encryption software “had and is having major, profound effects on our ability” to gather intelligence on the Islamic State organization, the Christian Science Monitor reported Monday. Anne Mulrine writes Clapper made the remarks at a Monitor-hosted breakfast Monday in Washington. Leaks of …

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Terry Halvorsen: Trust Key to DoD-Tech Industry Relationships

Terry Halvorsen, the Defense Department‘s chief information officer, believes that DoD and Silicon Valley’s technology community can build a culture of trust through contracting, The Christian Science Monitor reported Thursday. Sara Sorcher writes Halvorsen has reached out to technology companies in the West Coast to encourage them to support cybersecurity …

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Defense Officials View Cyber as Top Security Issue

A new Defense News poll has found cyber attacks as the top security concern among defense leaders in government and industry, with 45.1 percent of 352 respondents ranking it as number one, National Journal reported Monday. Jordain Carney writes terror attacks came in as the second greatest area of concern, close …

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