Tag Archives: U.S. Cyber Command

U.S. Cyber Command Requests $93.4M From Congress in Additional Funding; Gen. Paul Nakasone Quoted

Gen. Paul Nakasone

U.S. Cyber Command has requested an additional $62 million in funding to reinforce the Department of Defense’s (DOD) information technology (IT) networks as part of its unfunded priorities that were not included in Cyber Command’s fiscal 2022 budget request. The cybersecurity request topped a list of four unfunded priorities totaling $93.4 million. 

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Army to Launch Third Version of Cyber Training Platform in Q2

U.S. Cyber Command

The U.S. Army plans to release the third version of a cyber training platform in the second quarter of 2021 to provide Department of Defense cyber professionals with repositories of previous training scenarios. The second update to the PCTE includes training content cataloging and previous training event search features as well as enhanced ability to manage teams and schedule events.

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NSA Releases Report on 2020 Cybersecurity Initiatives; Anne Neuberger Quoted

Anne Neuberger

The National Security Agency (NSA) has issued its 2020 Cybersecurity Report that details progress on the agency's initiatives focused on integrating threat intelligence, cryptographic knowledge, vulnerability analysis, defensive operations and technical expertise. According to the report, NSA was able to help the Department of Defense (DoD) modernize encryption procedures and mitigate attacks resulting from quantum systems and “adversarial computational advances”.

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Marine Corps Conduct Cyber Electronic Warfare Training; Capt. Neal McGaughey

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Service members from the U.S. Marine Corps' I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group and 1st Force Reconnaissance Company participated in a two-week training on tactical cyber electronic warfare reconnaissance and survey operations. “We need to educate and train to the constant changes and advancements to our communication infrastructure in today’s world,” said Capt. Neal McGaughey.

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USCYBERCOM Deploys Next-Gen Training Environment for 2020 ‘Cyber Flag’ Exercise

USCYBERCOM

The U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) has commenced this year’s Cyber Flag exercise with the inclusion of a next-generation remote training system called Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE), Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. Cyber Flag will run through June 26 and involve teams from the Department of Defense (DoD) as well as allied nations.

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Perspecta’s Hacker Team Wins First Place at at DreamPort’s RPE; Wash100 Award Winner Mac Curtis Quoted

Perspecta announced on Tuesday that the company’s hackathon competition team, Opt1x, won first place at DreamPort's rapid prototyping event (RPE). In addition, the team also placed 36th out of 229 teams during OpenCTF, a competition during the 2019 DEF CON 27.

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Applied Insight, Stratus Solutions Awarded Mission-Critical Cloud Contract from U.S. Cyber Command; John Hynes Quoted

Stratus Solutions, a subsidiary of Applied Insight, which is backed by The Acacia Group, has been awarded a mission-critical cloud contract from U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) to accelerate its ability to rapidly adopt commercial cloud services and migrate its activities into the cloud, utilizing the company’s cloud platform-as-a-service, Altitude, as the foundation of a secure and compliant cloud environment, Applied Insight announced on Thursday

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