Tag Archives: William J. Lynn III

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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Lynn at RSA: Military Might Not Enough to Combat Cyber Attacks

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn, speaking at a cybersecurity conference Tuesday, said military might is not enough to protect the nation’s cyberspace and that the best minds in the private sector and government will have to work together. “The overwhelming percentage of our nation’s critical [information] infrastructure, including the …

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Lynn Chats Cyber with NATO, EU Leaders

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III sat down at the table with NATO and European Union officials to discuss the cyber threat. Leaders agreed NATO must take the lead in confronting them. Coming out of the annual NATO summit in Lisbon, Portugal in November, the alliance issued a joint …

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Gates Feeling Acrimonious about Acronyms? DoD Limits Alphabet Soup

The Defense Department’s executive secretary issued a memo this week instructing DoD officials to refrain from using acronyms in written correspondence with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, according to a report on Federal News Radio. According to the memo, sent by Michael Bruhn Nov. 30, which was first reported on …

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Gates Accepts Patriot Award on Behalf of Troops

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates was honored with the American Patriot Award from National Defense University for his work in defense, including service under eight presidents in a career spanning four decades. Gates said he accepted the award on behalf of the service members, who serve their country in times …

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Cyber Attacks against DoD on the Decline?

Cyber attacks against the Defense Department declined in 2010, according to a report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission and reported on by Wired’s Danger Room blog. In the first half of 2010, there were some 30,000 malicious cyber incidents against the Pentagon. In 2009, there were about …

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