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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

NSA develops unique 'white-listing' approach to block malware

The National Security Agency has developed a better and more economical approach to fighting malware. Eric Chudow, a technical director for government mitigations in the NSA's Information Assurance Directorate, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the new method.

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:59pm EST
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Hackers threaten to turn off power

Hackers might be gearing up to shut off power in your office. National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander says the group Anonymous might have that capability in the next year or two.

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 09:15am EST

Senate cyber bill faces bumpy road ahead

Lawmakers at odds over critical infrastructure protection provisions. Sen. McCain promised to introduce a new version of a comprehensive cyber bill to focus on collaboration and information sharing instead of regulation of critical infrastructures. Sens. Joseph Lieberman and Susan Collins refute the criticism, saying they've held 10 hearings, hundreds of meeting and pleaded with others in the Senate to offer comments.

Friday - 02/17/2012, 06:04am EST
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Android releases security-enhanced version

Thanks to the National Security Agency, there is now a security enhanced version of Android. This project is designed for agencies with strict access-control policies, such as the Defense Department.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 06:25pm EST

NSA developing cyber guidelines

The National Security Agency is developing cyber guidelines for its systems and ultimately any government or contractor network.

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 07:18am EST

Privacy group sues DHS, NSA over FOIA requests

The Electronic Privacy Information Center is suing the Homeland Security Department and the National Security Agency. In both cases, EPIC is unhappy with how the government responded to its Freedom of Information Act requests.

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 01:49pm EST
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Newly signed bill adds requirements for intelligence community

President Obama recently signed the 2012 intelligence authorization bill, which requires status reports on released Guantanamo Bay detainees.

Monday - 01/09/2012, 12:58pm EST
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Cyber information-sharing bill passes House intel committee

A bill to let spy agencies share intelligence on cyber threats with private companies was backed by a House of Representatives intelligence panel.

Friday - 12/02/2011, 08:36am EST
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Will new DHS cyber leader bring balance to the role?

Mark Weatherford recently took the reins as deputy under secretary for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security.

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 06:45am EST

NSA director says cloud computing is safe, cuts costs

Alexander says the cloud not only cuts IT costs but makes it easier to protect assets, according to Computer World.

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 05:07pm EST

Intel CIOs finding common ground in shared services

Chief information officers in the intelligence community said despite cultural challenges, it makes sense to treat the IC as one IT enterprise. They owe an implementation plan to IC agency heads by the end of this year.

Friday - 10/21/2011, 05:18am EDT
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Intelligence agencies to squeeze savings from IT, contractors

After a decade of uninterrupted spending growth, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has submitted budget cutting plans for intelligence agencies to the White House. The intelligence community will try to save money mostly through IT efficiencies, and will try to protect its civilian workforce while drawing down on its reliance upon contractors.

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:42am EDT
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NSA kicks in scholarship funds to boost cyber challenge

The National Security Agency will contribute the prize money for Maryland's first cyber competition. The agency says it wants to raise interest in cyber education and help ensure its future workforce.

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 07:30pm EDT
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Feds On Lifeguard Duty

Even though it's a federal holiday, the one when working folks are supposed to rest, Uncle Sam has millions of lifeguards civilian and military on duty today. For obvious reasons. And even if you can't see them, they are there, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Monday - 09/05/2011, 02:01am EDT

Cyber recruits key part of NSA hiring blitz

Dickie George, the technical director of the Information Assurance Directorate at the National Security Agency, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the agency's robust hiring efforts, including in the cyber realm.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 08:58am EDT
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Feds grooming next generation of benevolent hackers

Computer-savvy kids at the Defcon Kids convention will hear from the Army's computer crime investigative unit, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency, which is the Pentagon's code-cracking division.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 02:05pm EDT

NSA looks for new hires at hacker convention

Increasingly federal agencies are looking for computer hacking skills. The National Security Agency is one of those agencies that will attend an annual hacker convention this week.

Tuesday - 08/02/2011, 09:23am EDT

Tuesday morning federal headlines - August 2

On today's Federal Drive, more updates on how the debt-limit deal will affect agency budgets. Plus, NASA's green mission to Jupiter and why the National Security Administration is looking for new hires at a hacker convention.

Tuesday - 08/02/2011, 08:34am EDT

Harris data link recieves NSA approval

A secure data link gets a stamp of approval from the National Security Agency. Learn more in today's Cybersecurity Update.

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 09:30am EDT
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