Archive: Cyber


Amid Heavy Operational Tempo, Lockheed Martin Awarded Extension For National Cyber Range

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has received a contract extension to continue supporting the Army’s National Cyber Range (NCR) because training demands nearly depleted the current contract ceiling. The Army’s Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI) in Orlando received authorization of the Justification & Approval for the contract extension on Feb. 8. “The contract will […]

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White House Says ‘Malicious Cyber Activity’ Cost US $109 Billion In 2016

Cyber-attacks cost the U.S. economy between $57 billion and $109 billion in 2016 and are measured in things like lost revenue, data and intellectual property, court settlements, regulatory penalties and reputational damage, says a new report by the White House Council of Economic Advisors. The most costly attacks are associated with cyber theft of intellectual […]

Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR Lt. Gen. VeraLinn "Dash" Jamieson.

Air Force Focusing On Enterprise IT As A Service, Cyber-Integrated ISR Capabilities

Air Force officials are looking to cyber-integrated ISR capabilities and embracing enterprise IT as a service (EaaS) in an effort to better leverage data to protect networks and address growing adversarial threats. Future ISR efforts will take greater advantage of automation and network support teams will be called onto provide mission defense as the service […]

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White House Blames Russian Military For NotPetya Global Cyber Attack

After months of conducting its due diligence, the U.S. government on Thursday attributed Russia’s military with a cyber-attack last summer that masqueraded as ransomware but in reality was meant to wipe clean infected computers worldwide and ended up costing companies and organizations billions of dollars in damage. The White House press office issued a statement […]

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Empowered CIOs, Industry Partnerships Needed To Achieve Top DoD Information Priorities

Department of Defense officials are looking to new budget authorities for its chief information officers (CIO) and improved industry partnerships to meet its top information priorities for 2018, including pressing network management and communication needs. Brig. Gen. Kevin Kennedy, principal director the DoD deputy CIO, addressed the top priorities for his office over the next […]

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ARCYBER Commander Nakasone Nominated To Lead NSA

President Trump nominated Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of Army Cyber Command, on Tuesday to be the next director of the National Security Agency (NSA). If confirmed by the Senate, Nakasone would take over the dual-hatted role of leading the country’s top intelligence gathering agency and U.S. Cyber Command, the Department of Defense’s lead cyber […]

DHS Assistant secretary for the Office of Cyber Security and Communications. Photo: Department of Homeland Security.

DHS Launches Effort To Identify Supply Chain Risks In Government And Industry

Working with partners in government and industry, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has initiated an assessment of potential supply chain risks facing federal civilian agencies in their procurements and is also working with industry to understand these risks, a department official said on Wednesday. The initiative began this year and is in the early […]

Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services - Cyber Subcommittee. Photo: U.S. Senate.

SASC Cyber Panel Pushes DoD For Greater Role in Election Security

The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC( is pushing the Department of Defense to take on a greater role in ensuring election security ahead of the 2018 midterms, including building private sector partnerships and utilizing its Cyber Mission Forces to combat interference campaigns. Witnesses at a Tuesday SASC Cybersecurity Subcommittee hearing echoed the Senate panel’s assessment […]

Former Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.), the  Director of National Intelligence. Photo: U.S. Senate.

Cyber Still A Top Concern In Intelligence Community’s Global Threat Assessment

Cyber threats against the U.S. remain a top concern of the intelligence community, according to an annual threat assessment, which identifies Russia, China, Iran and North Korea as posing the greatest menace in this domain. The cyber threat “is one of my greatest concerns and top priorities,” Daniel Coasts, director of National Intelligence, told a […]

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Proposed FY ’19 DoD Budget Looks To Improve Cyber Mission Force Capabilities, Network Protection Programs

Faced with growing adversarial cyber threats, Department of Defense officials are looking to improve the capabilities of its Cyber Mission Forces (CMF) and boost several network protection programs with its proposed fiscal year 2019 budget. The Pentagon’s $686 billion budget for the next fiscal year, released Monday, includes appropriating funds to address new cyber threats, […]