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Pentagon networks still vulnerable

The U.S. military does not have the trained personnel or the legal authorities it needs to respond to a computer-based attack on America or its allies, and a crisis would quickly strain the force, the Pentagon's cyber commander said Wednesday.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity , CyberCommand ,

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 08:30am 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.

Tags: DoD , Cybersecurity , technology , U.S. Cyber Command , NSA , DHS , Do William Lynn , privacy , civil liberties , Information Technology Exchange Program , Industry , Information sharing , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/28/2011, 07:00am EST

Engineering, math investment needed to stay ahead in cyber war

Cyber Command Director General Keith Alexander says we'll need to stay a step ahead in the cyber war by investing in science, math and engineering.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Threat Report , cyber war , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 02/18/2011, 03:46pm EST

Estonia solves cyber staffing problem with volunteers

NPR and TechAmerica report on the volunteer organization for cyber defense in Estonia.

Tags: Estonia , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Cyber Defense League , hiring , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 04:09pm EST

DoD Cyber Command fully operational

DoD's Cyber Command is now fully operational.

Tags: DoD , Cybersecurity , Cyber Command , technology , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 02:48pm EDT

General Alexander takes on new cyber hat

Federal Security Spotlight examines the stand-up of the new DoD Cyber Command, to be lead by General Keith Alexander. This week, we bring you a portion of a House Armed Services Committee hearing where Alexander testified.
September 30, 2010

Tags: Cyber Command , House Armed Services Committee , Federal Security Spotlight , Tom Temin , DoD

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 06:02pm EDT

Hiring cyber pros at DoD: Alexander's plan

DoD will hire 1,000 cybersecurity workers a year across all the services over the next few years to build their cyber force.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Cybersecurity , technology , Defense , DoD , House Armed Services Committee

Monday - 09/27/2010, 06:45pm EDT

White House reviewing possible changes to cyber laws

Administration's working group also is looking at policies and regulations that need to be updated. DoD calls on Congressional support when the White House submits its package of legislative changes. Meanwhile, DHS has released a draft of the National Cyber Incident Response Plan.

Tags: Howard Schmidt , technology , management , Cybersecurity , White House , DHS , FBI , DoD , National Cyber Incident Response Plan , House Armed Services Committee

Friday - 09/24/2010, 05:00pm EDT

Workforce is DoD's biggest cyber challenge

The Defense Department and its services plan to hire a total of 1,000 cyber professionals each year over the next three years, Gen. Keith Alexander tells a House committee. Alexander said getting the right people in place to move the DoD Cyber Command into an operational stage is among his highest priorities. DoD and the services must look at how best to retain these professionals once they work for the military.

Tags: technology , management , Barry McCoullough , George Flynn , DoD , Navy , Marines , House Armed Services Committee , Cybersecurity , workforce , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/24/2010, 07:14am EDT

DoD faces challenges in staffing cyber command

The Defense Department's cyber command will become fully operational on October 1. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined DorobekINSIDER with details about how General Alexander believes DoD can overcome the lack of qualified cyber employees.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Cybersecurity , Cyber Command , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 04:30pm EDT
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