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Brig. Gen. Laura Yeager to Lead Army 40th Infantry Division

Brig. Gen. Laura Yeager, commander of the Joint Task Force North within Northern Command, will assume command of the U.S. Army’s 40th infantry division on June 29, The Orange County Register reported Thursday. She will succeed the retiring Maj. Gen. Mark Malanka during a ceremony at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, Calif later this month.

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Military Leaders Brief Congress on Cyber Security Protection Efforts

U.S. military officials briefed House lawmakers about efforts to protect U.S. networks from existing and emerging cyber threats. Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief of National Guard Bureau, told the House Appropriations Committee defense subcommittee that the guards helped monitor foreign activities in the past midterm elections.

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National Guard Seeks to Further Robot Applications

The U.S. National Guard looks to further implement the use of robots in missions, adding to the number of robotic applications observed in the force. The National Guard already employs robots for engineering, explosive disposal, chemical threat detection and reconnaissance, the U.S. Army said Tuesday.

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DoD, National Guard Working to Improve How States Respond to Cyber Threats

The Department of Defense is working with the National Guard on a new plan to help states and federal agencies improve coordination and information sharing during a cyber emergency, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. Defense officials described the plan as a concept of operation providing a framework for how the federal government can share information to state officials and agencies to improve their cybersecurity.

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