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For first time in 20 years, NSA participates in Defcon hacker conference

NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander gave the keynote at this year's Defcon in Las Vegas.

Monday - 07/30/2012, 08:55am EDT

Pentagon still grappling with rules of cyberwar

The Pentagon is still grappling with how to write the rules of cyberwarfare, such as when and how to fire back against a computer-based attack, senior military leaders told Congress Wednesday.

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 07:31pm EDT

New polygraph question to deter intel leaks

New security measures, including a new polygraph question, will help avoid leaks from intelligence employees, announced James Clapper, director of National Intelligence. Lawyer John Mahoney analyzes the legal responsibilities between agencies and federal employees.

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 03:21pm EDT
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Federal Drive interviews - June 28

Deputy Director Chris Inglis tells Federal News Radio a young workforce has put the National Security Agency in an unique position. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) says hospital emergency rooms throughout the country are reporting shortages of painkillers. Bloomberg Government reporter Danielle Ivory discusses a new program to help small, female-owned companies win federal contracts.

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 10:59am EDT

Cyber bill tracker

The pressing need for cybersecurity legislation has led to widely divergent paths in the House and Senate. The House has opted for a more incremental approach, while the Senate has crafted comprehensive legislation

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 02:47pm EDT

NSA shares leadership secrets to mission success

Chris Inglis, the deputy director of the National Security Agency, said agencies need good managers and leaders, as well as employees with specific skill sets. He said NSA's balance between the three is helping it succeed at its core missions.

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 06:14am EDT
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NSA clears up misconceptions about compliance

In his first interview ever, John DeLong, the compliance director at the National Security Agency, clears up the misconceptions that exist about his job as well as the work done in his office. He says compliance is where rules intersect with technology, people and the activities at NSA.

Monday - 06/18/2012, 10:52am EDT
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NSA chief: Cybersecurity data could be shared through cloud

Gen. Keith Alexander, who runs the National Security Agency, endorsed the idea of using a cloud computing facility to share cybersecurity information with the private sector.

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 09:27am EDT

NSA: More safeguards needed to protect networks from cyber attacks

Debora Plunkett, the director of the National Security Agency's Information Assurance Directorate, said there is good news and bad news when it comes to protecting the U.S. from cyber threats on a daily basis. In an exclusive interview for Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month program, Plunkett said getting the nation's networks to a higher level of security is multifold.

Monday - 06/11/2012, 07:15pm EDT
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NSA hiring reforms serve as model for government

Efficient recruitment and hiring practices might seem like a hard get at a high-security agency like NSA. But Kathy Hutson, the director of human resources at the National Security Agency, says the hiring protocols at her agency today demostrate all the reforms the Office of Personnel Management is recommending for the rest of government.

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 02:46am EDT
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House votes to outspend White House on spy bill

The House voted to give the intelligence community a few billion dollars more Thursday than the White House wanted for next year's budget _ a price tag that covers the range of intelligence needs from the CIA to the high-tech satellites that spied on Osama bin Laden's compound.

The White House registered its objection before the vote, but did not threaten to veto the bill, which the House passed 386-28.

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 06:11pm EDT

NSA launches cyber program for college students

The National Security launched its National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program which will provide seminars and classes for interested students with hopes of building up the future cybersecurity workforce. The classes supplement the students' regular IT courses with lessons on cyber ethics and new technologies.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 09:28pm EDT

FBI investigates bomb threat at Utah cyber center

A search prompted by a bomb threat at a U.S. Army base in Utah has ended with an FBI spokeswoman saying agents have not turned up anything suspicious.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 07:55pm EDT

Pentagon nears expansion of cyber information sharing effort

A pilot program DoD established to share cyber threat information between the NSA and Defense companies will be made permanent and expanded to include approximately 200 companies in the coming months.

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 05:21am EDT
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Like other agencies, NSA feeling budget pressures

At the Fed SMC Conference in Cambridge, Md., Federal News Radio's Tom Temin caught up with Chris Inglis, deputy director of NSA. He talked about a number of current issues, starting with cybersecurity.

Monday - 04/16/2012, 03:41pm EDT
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DoD lacks enough information to stop cyber attacks

The Pentagon still is responding to major cyber attacks on the nation after the fact, the military's top cyber official said Tuesday. It would rather stop them before they succeed.

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 05:49am EDT
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Cyber attacks on federal websites drop off

Cyber attacks against federal websites and networks went up only 5 percent between 2010 and 2011.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 09:39am EDT

NSA calls for more cybersecurity research

Call for papers aims at developing protection for federal technology systems against cyber attacks.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 08:12am EDT

Analysis: Effective mobile security requires 'layered' approach

Troy Lange, the mobility mission manager in the National Security Agency's Information Assurance Directorate, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss mobile risk management.

Monday - 03/12/2012, 07:58pm EDT
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NSA opens $286M cryptologic facility in Georgia

The National Security Agency's Central Security Service cut the ribbon on a new cyber facility in Georgia. The Georgia Cryptologic Center cost $286 million.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 07:42am EST
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