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"The Army cyber command would involve a hybrid approach, headed up by a three-star general and comprising elements of Army communications and intelligence communities." FCW
President Barack Obama and Army Secretary John McHugh are joining grieving families and comrades of the victims Tuesday at a memorial service at the sprawling Texas Army base.
And the U.S. would lose a cyberwar if it fought one today, according to a former US intel chief.
As the Army moves to an ever more net-centric environment, opportunity for cyber crime will only continue to increase.
"We are almost certainly going to end the year higher than last year, says Army Vice Chief of Staff General Peter Chiarelli. He was talking about soldier suicides. "This is horrible, and I do not want to downplay the significance of these numbers in any way," he said. But Chiarelli said at a Pentagon press conference there has been a tapering off in recent months from surges in suspected suicides in January and February. He said unprecedented efforts the Army has made since February to educate soldiers and leaders about the issue get the credit.
Like every agency, the Defense Department has to help the government reduce its IT footprint. But unlike most agencies, it has more than a decade of data center consolidation experience to lean on. Space dedicated to servers in the Pentagon has come down from 45,000 to 15,000 square feet over the past 15 years, officials said.
The committee says the battery issue threatens battlefield effectiveness.
The Army is reporting progress in cleaning up management of Arlington National Cemetery. The cemetery was hit last year by a scandal revealing misidentified graves and a dysfunctional leadership team.
Android devices are next up in DoD's effort to get off-the-shelf smartphones up to snuff with the Pentagon's security needs. Also, the Army looks for a better way to do two-factor authentication on mobile devices.