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NSA’s Jon Darby Warns of Cyber Vulnerabilities Linked to Chinese 5G

Jon Darby, director of operations at the National Security Agency, said China’s potential use of 5G technology for cyber warfare could be a cause for concern for U.S. networks, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday. "It’s not about a smoking gun — it’s about a loaded gun,” Darby said of cyber vulnerabilities associated with China’s 5G networks.

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NSA General Counsel Says 5G, Emerging Techs Make Privacy ‘Complicated’

Glenn Gerstell, general counsel of the National Security Agency, said the adoption of 5G network and other tools like artificial intelligence could pose challenges for the federal government to promote citizen privacy, CBS News reported Wednesday. "There's lots and lots of potential for mischief. There's lots of potential for real benefit.

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NSA Names UTSA as Featured School for Cybersecurity Partnership

The National Security Agency and the University of Texas at San Antonio have partnered for their cybersecurity partnership for over 16 years. George Barnes, deputy director of NSA, said in a statement posted on Tuesday that the university has received the Center of Academic Excellence designation in the areas of cyber defense, research and operations.

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Report: Gen. Paul Nakasone Suggests NSA-Cybercom Separation in 2020

Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, director of the National Security Agency and head of Cyber Command, reportedly made a recommendation to split the two agencies in 2020, Defense One reported Wednesday. Former and current intelligence officials said Nakasone proposed the move to James Mattis, the former defense secretary, in August 2018. Pentagon officials are expected  to approve the change.

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NSA, Industry Partners Introduce New Supply Chain Security Assessment Process

The National Security Agency is working with an industry consortium to standardize a process that would guide risk management in supply chain activities. The agency said Wednesday it partnered with the Trusted Computing Group and Intel to launch software, standards and corresponding certification for a supply chain validation process.

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Inspector General Uncovers Cyber Concerns With NSA Operational Systems

The National Security Agency’s office of inspector general has released a semi-annual report to Congress of its independent oversight work carried out from April 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2018. NSA Inspector General Robert Storch wrote in the report that his office issued 21 oversight memoranda and reports during the six-month period and offered 620 recommendations to help the agency address the identified deficiencies.

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Report: Chris Inglis Emerges as Pentagon Chief’s Pick to Lead NSA Should Split From Cybercom Advance

Chris Inglis, former deputy National Security Agency director, has turned up to be the top candidate to lead NSA should Defense Secretary James Mattis decide to split the agency from U.S. Cyber Command, The Washington Post reported Friday. Some sources told the publication the Pentagon chief was close to deciding on a plan to separate the dual-hat arrangement but decided to reconsider after Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of NSA and Cybercom, expressed concerns to Mattis about Cybercom’s capacity to operate on its own should the split push through.

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USCYBERCOM Chief Says Innovation Key to Staying Ahead in Cyberspace ‘Great Powers Competition’

Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, has said the U.S. is currently in competition with adversarial nation states carrying out "strategic campaigns" in cyberspace, including the theft of intellectual property and personal information as well as attempted electoral disruption.

A 2017 and 2018 Wash100 awardee, Nakasone commented, “Advantage goes to the side that innovates fastest,” adding that, to remain at the forefront of technological advances, USCYBERCOM must continuously collaborate with its partners, MeriTalk reported Friday. Nakasone spoke at the recent Billington Cybersecurity Summit.

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