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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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DoD to Launch Free Online Tutoring Program for Service Members

The Defense Department Voluntary Education Program and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support will launch a free online tutoring program for service members, the U.S. Army said Wednesday. Service members in active duty as well as Coast Guard members and National Guard and Reserve component members, including some family members, are eligible …

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Ashton Carter: National Guard Could Help in Cyber Efforts Against Islamic State Org

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the U.S. National Guard‘s cyber squadrons could be called upon to participate in the campaign against the Islamic State militant group, Reuters reported Sunday. Andrea Shalal writes the squadrons will take part in the government’s effort to assess potential cybersecurity gaps in U.S. industrial infrastructure. Carter said …

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