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Pentagon Announces Plan for NSA, CYBERCOM Shared Operations

The Department of Defense said the department hasn't assessed the proposed separation of the U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, which shares leadership, infrastructure and talent, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday. “No decision has been made on whether to terminate the dual-hat leadership arrangement,” said Pentagon spokeswoman Elissa Smith. “The department will address whether to terminate this dual-hat leadership arrangement at a later date.”

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USCYBERCOM Shifts Focus to Interagency, International Collaboration

U.S. Cyber Command is focusing on how to help other federal government components address cyber threats from foreign adversaries, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Brig. Gen. Timothy Haugh, leader of USCYBERCOM's Cyber National Mission Force, said that mission outcomes depend on how the country aids foreign and domestic industry partners in protecting national assets during a recent Atlantic Council event. 

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Paul Nakasone: Defense Department Reports Faster Recruitment of Cyber Workforce Personnel System

Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, said the Pentagon is benefiting from a faster hiring process for cyber employees following the launch of a new personnel system, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

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Madeline Mortelmans: 2018 Cyber Strategy Details DoD’s Role in US Cyberspace

Madeline Mortelmans, principal director for cyber policy working for the undersecretary of defense, said during an Atlantic Council event that the Pentagon has a “comparative advantage” in cyberspace, Fifth Domain reported Saturday. Mortelmans noted that the Department of Defense’s 2018 cybersecurity strategy details the Pentagon’s ability to project power, shape the environment and address threats before they enter the U.S.

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Few Personnel, Security Clearances Slowing Down DoD’s Hiring Process

A Pentagon cyber adviser said the lack of personnel and complicated security clearance process has slowed implementation of a congressional authority for faster hiring of cyber and tech workers at the agency, FCW reported Tuesday. During a recent meeting with the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, Marines Corps Brig. Gen. Dennis Crall, deputy principal cyber adviser for the Department of Defense, said the agency faces delays implementing the Cyber Excepted Service program.

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Gen. Paul Nakasone: CYBERCOM Requires an Expansion

Gen. Paul Nakasone, who leads the U.S. Cyber Command, told Congress that the force requires an expansion to accommodate mission needs, FCW reported Thursday. During a hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee, he said USCYBERCOM may require over 133 teams to keep up with the technological development of U.S. adversaries.

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Nakasone: 2018 Midterm Elections a Success in Feds’ Cyber Efforts

Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of National Security Agency, updated lawmakers on the federal government’s efforts to deter foreign interference in past midterm elections, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. At the meeting with Senate Intelligence Committee, he said the government’s initiative to monitor cyber events and impose consequences on adversaries was effective.

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DoD, National Guard Working to Improve How States Respond to Cyber Threats

The Department of Defense is working with the National Guard on a new plan to help states and federal agencies improve coordination and information sharing during a cyber emergency, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. Defense officials described the plan as a concept of operation providing a framework for how the federal government can share information to state officials and agencies to improve their cybersecurity.

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