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Commander of Army Cyber Command Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone delivers his keynote address at the International Conference on Cyber Conflict. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Army Seeking Partnerships To Grow AI Network Protection Capabilities

Army leadership is set on shifting its network protection apparatus to leverage automated artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities as it looks to free up its growing cyber branch service to develop new tools to combat future threats. Officials are seeking greater partnerships with industry to address future cyber warfare needs, and hope to speed up the […]

DISA Cyber Program Executive Officer Col. Brian Lyttle. Photo: DISA.

DISA Focused On Analytics, Software-Based Solutions For Future Procurement Projects

The Department of Defense’s technology agency is focused on acquiring support services for its Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) network protection system and updated cyber analytics capabilities as it sets its procurement priorities for fiscal year 2018 and beyond. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) held its Forecast to Industry event Monday and pushed for greater […]

State Department's Foreign Affairs Cybersecurity Center in Beltsville, Md. Photo: State Department.

State Dept. Foreign Affairs Cyber Facility Lead Pushing For Cloud Migration

BELTSVILLE, Md. — The lead for the State Department’s office tasked with ensuring cyber security for its employees abroad says his team won’t be affected by a shuffling of cyber priorities in a proposed department reorganization, but must remain focused on pushing for continued cloud migration. Lonnie Price, assistant director for Cyber and Technology Security […]

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Army, Navy Cyber Mission Force Teams Reach Full Operational Capability

The Army and Navy’s Cyber Mission Force (CMF) teams have both reached full operational capability (FOC) a year ahead of schedule. U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) validated the CMF’s met all training and capability requirements needed to carry out current cyberspace operations, both services announced Thursday. All 40 Navy CMF teams were approved for FOC on […]

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DISA Awards $163 Million Endpoint Security Task Order To CSRA

The Department of Defense is building on its endpoint security effort with a potential $163 million task order to CSRA Inc. [CSRA] to integrate cyber management capabilities for the department’s Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Under the deal, announced Wednesday, CSRA will work with Microsoft [MSFT] and McAfee to manage security tools for DISA’s Endpoint […]

Department of Defense's Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan at NVIDIA's GTC summit. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

DoD’s AI Development Program To Deliver First Algorithms In December

The Department of Defense’s artificial intelligence (AI) development program is set to deliver its first round of algorithms in December to be deployed for warfighting operational sensors, according to project lead Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan. Project Maven, also known as algorithmic warfare cross-functional team, which stood up this past April, is DoD’s unit dedicated to […]

A panel on cyber policy at George Washington University. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

GW Panel: Greater Discourse With Industry Needed To Push Critical Cyber Policies

A lack of consensus between legislators and industry on critical cyber components is holding up the development of deterrence policies and combat future threats to the domain, according to a panel of cyber experts speaking at a George Washington Univ. event Tuesday. The panel pushed for Congress’ cyber policy agenda to include setting definitions for […]

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Deputy AG: Private Sector, DOJ Must Work on Data, Cyber Incident Cooperation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is urging U.S. companies to be forthright in sharing encrypted data and information related cyber incidents with the Department of Justice (DoJ). During a Monday speech, Rosenstein pushed for greater conversation on public-private partnerships to combat future cyber threats and expressed his aim to combat the issue of “going dark,” […]

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House Democratic Caucus Releases Cyber Plan

A House Democratic caucus is pushing the White House to adapt more robust cyber priorities in a new cyber security plan focused on growing public-private partnerships and improving information sharing. The New Democrat Coalition’s cyber security task force released its plan Thursday, and is pushing for greater conversation between the White House and industry on […]