Tag Archives: U.S. Cyber Command

DoD Cybersecurity Needs More Organization, GAO Report Says

The Defense Department has to better coordinate its cyber capabilities so that its efforts in cybersecurity are decentralized and spread across various offices, a General Accountability Report says. Federal News Radio reports the GAO report was originally prepared in May 2010 and declassified Monday. The report’s aim was to address …

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Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III Steps Down

The third longest-serving deputy secretary of defense, William J. Lynn III, will be resigning this fall. The nation’s 30th deputy secretary has spent the last two decades in government service, beginning with his role as national security adviser to the late Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy. “It has been an honor …

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US Cyber Command Adds New Appointees

The Defense Department’s U.S. Cyber Command is adding on new appointees to its organization. Rear Adm. Sean Filipowski will serve as the new deputy director of operations, replacing Rear Adm. Jan Tighe, who will become the next director of decision superiority in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. …

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ExecutiveGov’s Need-to-Reads

ExecutiveGov’s round-up of news you need to read to stay up to speed on federal policy impacting the government-contracting community. Wrap-up of Gen. Alexander’s Cybercom Hearings Cyber news and analysis website (and ExecutiveGov sister site) The New New Internet has an interesting wrap-up of NSA Director and U.S. Cyber Command …

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Gates Wants ‘Better Protections for both .Gov and .Com’

Speaking at a meeting of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the recent partnership between the Department of Homeland Security, a civilian agency, and the Defense Department’s National Security Agency would lead to better Internet security. Gates said his hope is that the partnership, …

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US Cyber Command Fully Operational

The U.S. Cyber Command is now fully operational after months of completing essential tasks to reach its “fully operational capability” status, the Defense Department announced Nov. 3. Cyber Command completed a number of tasks to reach FOC status, including establishing a Joint Operations Center and transitioning personnel and functions from …

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Cyberspace: The Final Frontier?

The wars of the 20th century were fought on nearly all fronts: land, sea, air and, even in the era of high-tech satellites, space. But the Defense Department is now adding another frontier to the battlefield – cyberspace. “Information technology provides us with critical advantages in all of our war-fighting …

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