Tag Archives: NSA

NSA Certifies General Dynamics Encryptor For Classified Info; Mike Guzelian Comments

The National Security Agency has certified a General Dynamics-made encryptor to store classified information at the top secret level and below. General Dynamics’ C4 systems business unit built the TACLANE-1G encryptor to work inside vehicles, remote command posts and data centers, the company said. TACLANE is also designed for use wherever government …

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Executive Spotlight: Oz Garcia Jr., Harris CapRock Communications VP of Intelligence Programs

Oz Garcia Jr. serves as vice president for intelligence programs at Harris CapRock Communications where he leads all sales involving the intelligence community. Garcia previously spent 14 years with the National Security Agency and served the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserves for 25 years. In his interview with ExecutiveBiz, …

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Keith Alexander: Cloud Can Help Govt Against Hackers

Cloud computing can be a defensive architecture against threats from hackers to government infrastructure, National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander said Thursday. American Forces Press Service reports Alexander, also head of U.S. Cyber Command and Central Security Service, addressed a U.S. Chamber of Commerce cybersecurity summit in Washington. According to …

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Keith Alexander: Cybercom On Way to Promotion

Army Gen. Keith Alexander recently told a Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association conference that U.S. Cyber Command is on a path to becoming a unified combatant command, Defense News reports. Alexander serves as commander of Cybercom and director of the National Security Agency, with both based at Fort Meade, Md. …

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Report: NSA Computers Calling Shots on Policy

In an interview with Nextgov, National Security Agency Compliance Director John DeLong said computers autonomously make many legal and policy decisions for intercepting public communications. DeLong told writer Aliya Sternstein agents have limited time to observe the increasing number of messages and data patterns to analyze, with automated systems filling …

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NSA To Co-Host Open Source Industry Day

The National Security Agency and the Open Source Software Institute will host an industry day conference to address technology developments and cloud sourcing. The institute said conference will occur May 30 at a John Hopkins University conference center on in Laurel, Md. Open Source Industry Day will feature 30 interactive …

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Pentagon Using Big Data to Uncover Cyberespionage

The government launched a big data research and development initiative Thursday. The Defense Department, which among five agencies involved in the initiative launch, plans to pursue projects for autonomous systems. The Pentagon will also allocate part of the $250 million investment for big data research toward developing methods to decode …

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Defense Officials to Senate Panel: New Cyber Strategy Needed

Top defense and intelligence officials told Senate lawmakers Tuesday that the U.S. needs a new strategy to approach persistent cyber attacks, AOL Defense reports. According to James Peery of the Energy Department’s Sandria National Laboratories, the U.S. should adopt an attitude where it presumes the adversary is constantly on the networks.  Ken …

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Report: Google, Pentagon Increasingly Connected

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Regina Dugan is set to leave the agency for the Internet company Google within the next few weeks. Wired broke the story Monday and has since stepped back to take a look at the company’s connections with the current White House administration. While Google is …

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