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House Committee Calls On Federal Agencies For All Documents On Kaspersky

A House committee is cracking down on the use of anti-virus software supplied by Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs, with a letter sent out to 22 agencies calling for all information regarding any possible use of the company’s products, which is expected of potential ties to the Kremlin House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman […]

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House Committee Approves Bill To Establish DHS Cyber Security Agency

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is one step closer to having a consolidated agency to direct cyber and critical infrastructure protection efforts under one operation after a House panel voted unanimously Wednesday to move forward with a bill to authorize and re-designate the National Protection Programs and Directorate (NPPD) as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure […]

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Cyber Attacks Disrupting U.S. Government and Businesses To Increase Over Next Six Months, According To Report

Threats to the cyber domain, in line with the recent WannaCry and NotPetya malware attacks, are anticipated to grow over the next six months as state-sponsored and rogue actors continue expanding their capabilities to disrupt businesses and undermine governmental institutions with increasingly accessible tools, according to a report by Accenture Security’s iDefense unit released Tuesday. […]

Panel of Armed Forces cyber leaders at AUSA's Army Networks event. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Cyber Leaders Stress Culture Change, Interoperability Needed To Protect Armed Forces’ Networks

Across the Armed Forces, a widespread cultural change from an information technology (IT)-focused to a more operational-based approach is needed to effectively handle increasing threats in the cyber domain, according to a panel of cyber commanders speaking at an Association of the United States Army event on Thursday. Leaders from the Army, Navy and Air […]

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SAIC Gets Potential $621 Million Order To Support CENTCOM IT Directorate

U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) is building on its operational mission capabilities with a potential seven-year, $621 million task order to Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] to continue providing global support services for its information technology (IT) directorate. Under the task order, which was announced Wednesday, SAIC will work out of MacDill Air Force Base in […]

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Army Cyber Command Building On Capabilities To Fight Thousands Of Threats Per Day

The Army must continue to increase resources and build on its cyber warfare capabilities as it faces hundreds of thousands of attempted cyber threats perpetrated against service networks each day, according the commander of the U.S. Army Cyber Command Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone. Speaking at the Defense One Tech Summit in on Thursday, Nakasone provided […]

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White House Adviser Says Cyber Deterrence Begins By Partnering With Allies

Creating a foundation for cyber security deterrence begins by partnering with countries that think alike, a White House official said on Tuesday. “We’re going to be working with like-minded countries to start to enforce the norms that we’ve talked about that do exist,” Rob Joyce, special assistant to the president and Cyber Coordinator at the […]

Soldiers with I Corps, receive hands-on radio communication training during a field exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Jan. 21. This training was provided to give the Soldiers the opportunity to learn how to work and be proficient with the different types of radio communication systems. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Technology Exists To Fix Army Network Problems Caused By Budget Shortfalls

The Army’s tactical networking radios are unable to connect to its satellite-based battlefield internet if soldiers are out of sight, but the reason is budgetary not technological. Both the Army and industry agree that using an “air tier” such as an unmanned aircraft outfitted with a repeater antenna can overcome line-of-sight communication issues between dismounted […]