The Pentagon is a very large building that houses a lot of the authorities for the U.S. Military. It's big. This photo doesn't do it justice, but they're kinda rightly concerned about people flying drones around there.
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With the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack adding to the count of high-profile cyberattacks to make news in the past six months, members of Congress focused in on how the United States can deter such attacks, as well as how to attract talent to the cyber workforce, at a May 14 House Armed Services subcommittee hearing.

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Dave Frederick Jr. will take over as the Executive Director at U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) after serving as deputy director of the organization’s Cybersecurity Directorate in 2019 and 2020. The executive director position at USCYBERCOM is not only the highest ranking civilian position at the Defense Department (DoD) cyber component, but also third-in-command at USCYBERCOM. […]

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The Navy’s Fleet Cyber Command/TENTH Fleet – a force of 55 commands and 40 Cyber Mission Force units across the globe – has unveiled its long-range strategic goals for the “21st century’s Information Age.”

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While the commander of U.S. Cyber Command emphasized action in protecting the elections on July 20, so too did a group of over 30 former government officials in a letter to House and Senate leadership.

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The Senate’s annual defense bill puts the Secretary of Defense on the hook for a plan on the U.S.’ “cyber hunt forward operations,” a strategy ostensibly outlined by National Security Presidential Memorandum 13, which governs offensive cyber operations and had not been seen by members of congressional defense committees for months after its 2018 adoption.

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“We didn’t think that we needed to invent a new agency when we got one [CISA] that’s working,” said Solarium co-chair, Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, “But we did think that there was something missing and that was leadership from the top.”

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Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., a member of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission that is set to release recommendations March 11 on how to better defend the U.S. against cyber threats, said today the commission hopes to spark quick action by Congress on at least some of those recommendations.

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U.S. Cyber Command’s Fusion Cell component determined that adversaries would change their tactics based on secret U.S. intelligence information disclosed by former Army analyst Bradley Manning via WikiLeaks in 2010, a recently released document shows.

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Jim Sullivan, defense intelligence officer (DIO) for cyber at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), emphasized the value of offensive operations in cyberspace to deter nation-state attackers during a panel discussion this week at the RSA security conference in San Francisco.

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Both the growing ability to project offensive cyber power, and a long list of old friends around the world, are helping the Federal government to develop a greater ability to create more effective deterrence against cyber adversaries, a senior Defense Department (DoD) official said on Feb. 26.

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White-hat hackers have scooped up $33,750 through Hack the Proxy, the eighth hacker-focused cyber challenge created through a partnership between the Defense Department (DoD) and HackerOne.

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Army Gen. Paul Nakasone – who heads both the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command – said today that the first focus of NSA’s recently launched Cybersecurity Directorate will be to shore up protection of companies that make up the nation’s Defense Industrial Base (DIB), and specifically to prevent the theft of intellectual property from DIB companies.

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U.S. Cyber Command is learning from a host of challenges including maneuvering through congested information environments to combat adversaries, said Gen. Richard Angle, Cyber Command’s Deputy Commanding General (Operations), at AUSA’s ILW Hot Topics event today.

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In a statement on the recent reports of Iranian cyberattacks directed at the U.S. government, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Christopher Krebs warned of “wiper” attacks that could compromise entire systems.

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Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), appointed Navy Vice Adm. Ross Myers as deputy commander of CYBERCOM and promoted Myers to the rank of vice admiral on Memorial Day, May 27, Politico reported today.

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Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency (NSA), discussed how the recent shift in Federal cybersecurity strategies enabled a stronger response to foreign adversaries.

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The United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) is working to improve cybersecurity infrastructures to prevent breaches of industry partners, like those of USTRANSCOM contractors that began June 1, 2012 and resulted in 20 successful intrusions over a period of 12 months by Chinese hackers.

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Senior Defense Department officials told House members on Tuesday they are taking additional steps to boost cybersecurity workforce ranks at the Pentagon through means including the Cyber Excepted Service (CES) personnel system authorized in 2016 that allows DoD to expedite and simplify recruiting and hiring for civilian cyber professionals.

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The National Security Agency and Central Security Service inducted five new individuals to the NSA/CSS Hall of Honor on Nov. 28, according to a Dec. 7 NSA/CSS press release.

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