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  • Lynn: Cyber Command Stand-up a Milestone - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lynn: Cyber Command Stand-up a Milestone

    Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III called the stand-up of U.S. Cyber Command a milestone in the ability of the United States to conduct operations in cyberspace. During the ceremony on Friday, Gen. Alexander received his fourth star, now that he has been confirmed as the head of CYBERCOM. CYBERCOM is the latest in […] More

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    Cybersecurity Poses Significant Challenges for DoD, Government

    Implementing cybersecurity measures poses significant challenges for the Department of Defense, the government and for critical infrastructure, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy James N. Miller said yesterday. Miller said cybersecurity “is not a glass half full/glass half empty story.” “There is a glass,” he said. “It has some water in it. The […] More

  • Senate Confirms Lt. Gen. Alexander to Head Cyber Command - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Senate Confirms Lt. Gen. Alexander to Head Cyber Command

    The Senate has confirmed Army Lt. Gen. Keith B. Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, to lead the new U.S. Cyber Command. “We are pleased that the Senate has moved forward with his confirmation,” Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. “General Alexander brings to the job the leadership to stand up this command, and the […] More

  • To Shore Up Cyber Defense, USAF CENTCOM Looks to L-3 Communications - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    To Shore Up Cyber Defense, USAF CENTCOM Looks to L-3 Communications

    L-3 Communications’ STRATIS division was awarded a contract worth a potential $152 million to provide cyber operations and IT support to the U.S. Air Force’s Central Command. Under the contract, L-3 will be responsible for providing cyber specialists who will monitor, manage and defend CENTCOM systems from cyber attacks. The contract runs for the next […] More

  • Congress Slams Brakes on CYBERCOM - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Congress Slams Brakes on CYBERCOM

    The Senate Armed Services Committee is delaying the implementation of Cyber Command, according to an article in the Washington Times. A spokesman with U.S. STRATCOM said the Committee “has raised a number of detailed questions regarding the department’s plans for U.S. Cybercom, including its  relationship [with NSA], and indicated that it would like all answers […] More

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    Preparations for Cyber Command Underway

    Preparations to officially establish the U.S. Cyber Command are underway, according to a senior U.S. military official. Air Force Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said in a written statement submitted to the House Armed Services Committee's subcommittee on strategic forces, that the unit was awaiting Congressional approval on U.S. Cyber […] More

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    Air Force Wants to Give $104 Million for Cyber Command

    In their prepared testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz outlined their budgetary priorities for cyberspace, including $104 million to support the Air Force’s involvement in Cyber Command, which will likely be headquartered at Fort Meade, MD. The Air Force is […] More

  • China Claims US Has 'Cyber Army' and 'Hacker Brigade' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    China Claims US Has ‘Cyber Army’ and ‘Hacker Brigade’

    Since the cyber attacks against Google earlier this month, China and the United States have engaged in a “war of words: over cyberspace policy. Over the weekend, China accused the United States of conducting cyber warfare. The People’s Daily, a Chinese government-run newspaper, said in an editorial: “The U.S. was the first country in the […] More

  • Cyber Expert Advocates Moving Cyber Defense Forward in 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber Expert Advocates Moving Cyber Defense Forward in 2010

    Keith Rhodes, senior vice president and chief technology officer with QinetiQ North America’ Mission Solutions Group, authored a recent article for DefenseNews.com, in which he advocates for the United States to move forward in cyber-defense measures in 2010. With the announcement last month of Howard Schmidt as cybersecurity coordinator at the White House, Rhodes’ article […] More

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