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Cyber Command, NSA tout benefits of cloud computing

The head of U.S. Cyber Command says cloud computing is part of his plan for staying ahead of the cyber threats that face the Defense Department. “A year from now we should be well on our way to having a hardened architecture proven and in place, which provides a new level of cybersecurity,” said General [...]

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 07:09pm EDT

NSA to test mobile device security

The National Security Agency is testing a new IT architecture for securing data on mobile devices.

Monday - 03/28/2011, 03:54pm EDT

NSA tests mobile security of top secret info

The National Security Agency tests a new IT architecture for securing data on mobile devices.

Monday - 03/28/2011, 09:30am EDT

Former NSA head says too much info is classified

General Michael Hayden, the director of NSA from 1999 to 2005, says in order to protect people from vulnerabilities we need to first educate them of the risks, Wired Magazine reports.

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 03:19pm EDT

DoD wants cyber partnership, not to spy

Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of the military's new Cyber Command and the director of the NSA, said DoD can help protect private networks from cyber attack - especially critical infrastructure - without infringing on civil liberties. He said civilian agencies and private network operators could leverage NSA's capabilities without having the spy agency be in charge of security.

Monday - 02/28/2011, 07:00am EST
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Cyber workforce forum gathers in Charm City

Invited attendees will join the country's premiere cyber experts from U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency and Department of Homeland Security plus top cyber intelligence officials, defense and commercial industry leaders from Constellation Energy, Federal Reserve, HP, Johns Hopkins Healthcare System, Lockheed Martin, ManTech, SAIC, TASC, TeleCommunication Systems for an interactive discussion with Maryland educators from K-12, colleges and universities and workforce development organizations.

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 08:30am EST

NSA launches digital recruiting tools

The National Security Agency has launched two new digital communications efforts. Both are designed to educate prospective employees on career opportunities with NSA. We get details from NSA's Lori Weltman.

Friday - 01/28/2011, 08:40am EST
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Apple hires former Navy cryptologist

David Rice has also served as a Global Network Vulnerability analyst for the National Security Agency, sources tell Computer Business Review.

Monday - 01/24/2011, 09:30am EST

NSA app to help recruit cyber experts

GovInfoSecurity reports on a new application for smartphones designed to recruit cybersecurity professionals.

Friday - 01/14/2011, 04:00pm EST

Hiring success no secret at NSA

The National Security Agency plans to hire 1000 cybersecurity professionals in the next year. NSA's Associate Director for Human Resources, Kathy Hutson, told us how they plan to do that.

Monday - 12/13/2010, 08:08am EST
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NSA says its development methods are public

Slashdot and Threatpost report that the secretive NSA uses development methods that are public knowledge.

Thursday - 11/11/2010, 05:05pm EST

Best of the DorobekINSIDER

Best of the DorobekINSIDER with the best recent interviews.

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 04:38pm EDT

OPM tries to make disability hiring easier

OPM hosted a standing-room only training session to help agencies understand what the Executive Order to hire more people with disabilities calls for. OPM is developing new tools including a database of potentially qualified applicants and online training to help agencies bring more people with disabilities into the government.

Monday - 11/01/2010, 03:46pm EDT
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Should we be worried about a cyber war?

Seymour Hersh writes in the New Yorker about the EP-3E debacle that has fueled a debate on whether the military or civilians should take the lead in cybersecurity.

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 02:26pm EDT

DHS, NSA collaborate to defend cyber attacks

The Defense Department is expanding its role by joining forces with the Department of Homeland Security to defend critical infrastructure from cyber attacks.

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 05:00pm EDT

Former CIO discusses DHS-NSA team up on cybersecurity

General Dale Meyerrose, former CIO for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss why the two departments are teaming up and ways agencies can confront the evolving challenges of cybersecurity.

Friday - 10/15/2010, 04:45pm EDT
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NSA, DHS Trade Players for Net Defense

By order of Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, NSA and DHS will exchange personnel, Wired reports.

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 03:49pm EDT

DHS and NSA join cybersecurity efforts

Computer experts at the secretive National Security Agency are teaming up with the Homeland Security Department in an effort to strengthen the nation's defenses against cyber attacks.

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 08:30am EDT

Cybersecurity throwdown issued for CIOs

A former deputy director of the NSA has urged CIOs to become more proactive in their approach to corporate security consciousness.

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 08:30am EDT

Army awards contract for NSA data center

$1.2 billion contract awarded to build a 1.5 million square foot data center for NSA. The facility will also provide technical assistance to the Homeland Security Department to protect federal civilian agency networks.

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 09:30am EDT
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