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GAO: DoD Should Monitor National Guard’s Cyber Response Capabilities Through a Database

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to maintain a database to keep track of National Guard’s emergency response capabilities in support of civil agencies during a cyber attack. GAO said in a report published Tuesday DoD should also carry out a “tier 1” exercise that would involve combatant commanders and organizations …

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NY National Guard Aviators Will Deploy to Afghanistan in 2017

Aircrew members and aviators of the New York Army National Guard based in Rochester participate in the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Teams Joint Readiness Training Center exercise as they prepare to deploy in Afghanistan early next year. The Army said Friday the Army units will undergo combat training in real-world scenarios with …

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Daryl Witherspoon Assigned DCAA General Counsel

Daryl Witherspoon, former deputy general counsel at the Defense Department Education Activity, has been named general counsel of the Defense Contract Audit Agency at Fort Belvoir. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the Senior Executive Service assignment in a notice published Wednesday. Witherspoon previously held various roles at multiple organizations under DoD, including the National Guard Office of Chief …

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Michael Rogers: Cyber Guard Exercise to Teach Defense/Economic Sectors About Cyber Strategies

The Joint Chiefs of Staff-hosted Cyber Guard exercise has discussed lessons on possible cyber threat scenarios and response strategies, DoD News reported Saturday. Karen Parrish writes approximately 800 representatives from 100 organizations including the Department of Homeland Security, Defense Department, Federal Aviation Administration and FBI participated in the nine-day event. “I believe it’s our ability …

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Gen. Daniel Allyn: Tech Modernization, Cybersecurity Among Army’s Near-Term Priorities

U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn has said the military branch aims to divest its obsolete or redundant systems and modernize equipment of troops, Army Times reported Monday. Michelle Tan writes the Army’s priorities include fielding new active protective systems for ground and aerial vehicles, upgrading its fleet of helicopters and mitigating cyber …

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Army Program Pairs Active, Reserve Components for Tactical Exercises

California Army National Guard’s 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team has joined a U.S. Army Forces Command program that pairs National Guard and Reserve units with active BCTs for joint planning, interoperability and training exercises, the Army News Service reported Thursday. David Vergun writes the 79th Infantry BCT trained with the 1st Armored Division’s 4th Battalion, …

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