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DoD's plans to boost cyber workforce could hit hiring, training snags

The Defense Department plans to boost the ranks of cybersecurity professionals, increasing cyber staff at U.S. Cyber Command by more than five times to some 4,900 employees. But DoD's plan is daunting in more ways than one. The job qualifications and skills needed for the kinds of positions the Pentagon wants are rare and often require years of training and hands-on experience. And even if DoD looks outside the confines of the Pentagon to fill these roles, it's not entirely clear where the new cyber pros would come from.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 07:20pm EST
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Iran media report new cyberattack by Stuxnet worm

An Iranian semi-official news agency says there has been another cyberattack by the sophisticated computer worm Stuxnet, this time on the industries in the country's south.

Tuesday - 12/25/2012, 08:54am EST

Air Force role just 1 piece of DoD's cyber puzzle

Air Force senior leaders assigned themselves several tasks after a summit on cyberspace in mid-November. But the service's role in cyberspace also awaits forthcoming guidance from the military's top leadership on the future of U.S. Cyber Command.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 05:16am EST
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On cyber defense, U.S. ‘stuck at the starting line'

NSA, DHS taking steps to improve information sharing by creating a set of standardized technical specifications that let machines detect cyber threats and communicate them to one another in real-time. Whole of government approach is starting to take shape when it comes to cybersecurity.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 05:25am EST
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DoD doubles down on cyber threat reality

Identity management, standup of Cyber Command, and information sharing with the industrial base have been cited as key cyber accomplishments in the Department of Defense. But much work remains, experts say.

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 06:36am EDT
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Draft order would give companies cyberthreat info

A draft executive order directs U.S. spy agencies to share the latest intelligence about cyberthreats with the companies operating electric grids, water plants, railroads and other vital industries in order to protect them from electronic attacks.

Friday - 10/19/2012, 02:56pm EDT

Davis named new military cyber adviser

Maj. Gen. John Davis moves up from the position of director of current operations at the Cyber Command.

Friday - 08/24/2012, 09:59am EDT

Cyber Command boss wants better integration of network warriors

Military's cyber offense and defense strategies are being executed by two separate teams that can't sufficiently share knowledge, per the commander of U.S. Cyber Command

Friday - 08/24/2012, 06:49am EDT
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Cyber Command seeks cyber warriors

The command hopes to attract cyber pros with special incentives, including bonuses and education benefits.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 09:59am EDT

Cyber Command official says agency has capacity to disrupt critical infrastructure

The director of intelligence at U.S. Cyber Command said the command has the capacity to significantly damage a country's infrastructure if necessary. Rear Adm. Samuel Cox said such an attack would only come after officials at the highest levels of government approved the operation because there would be a risk of collateral damage.

Friday - 05/11/2012, 07:12pm EDT

Stuxnet 'responsible' cyber attack

The top lawyer for U.S. Cyber Command, Air Force Col. Gary Brown, calls the Stuxnet attack the model of a responsibly conducted cyber attack. Catherine Lotrionte, the executive director of George Washington University's Institute for Law, Science and Global Security joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss Stuxnet.

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 08:30pm EDT
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White House paints cyber attack picture for Hill

An interagency group of senior officials will brief Senate lawmakers today on what would be the response if the nation's critical infrastructure suffered a cyber attack. The meetings come as Senate lawmakers debate two cyber bills that try to address critical infrastructure protection.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 02:21pm EST

Air Force strategic plan focuses on cyber superiority

Lt. Gen. Bill Lord, the chief information officer of the Air Force, spoke with Federal News Radio's Jason Miller at the recent AFCEA Air Force IT Day in Vienna, Va.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 09:48am EST
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Gen. Alexander: DoD networks 'not defensible'

Gen. Keith Alexander, head of both the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, says defense networks are not defensible from cyber attacks. His plan for getting back on track includes consolidating the number of networks and data centers and moving toward cloud computing.

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 03:58pm EST

DoD hammering out cyber rules of cyberspace

The Joint Staff is reviewing the doctrine, which should define when the military can go on the cyber offensive. Once it is approved, Cyber Command will put out guidance and tailor its training accordingly.

Friday - 10/21/2011, 12:28pm EDT

Growing collaboration between US Cyber Command, DHS

The outgoing chief of staff for U.S. Cyber Command said recently the military's professional cyber corps has strong, diverse capabilities.

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 10:23am EDT

New leader for Navy cyber command

The Navy's cyber command will welcome a new leader as it approaches its one-year anniversary since declaring full operational capability.

Wednesday - 08/10/2011, 05:56pm EDT

DoD Cyber Command to get new senior leaders

Rear Adm. Sean Filipowski will take over from Rear Adm. Jan Tighe as the deputy director of operations at Cyber Command.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 05:44pm EDT

GAO: DoD cybersecurity falls short

The Government Accountability Office says the Defense Department needs to step up its cybersecurity training.

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 07:53pm EDT

Lockheed attack highlights rise in cyber espionage

This cyber attack didn't go after people playing war games on their PlayStations. It targeted a company that helps the U.S. military do the real thing.

Sunday - 05/29/2011, 09:07pm EDT
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