Tag Archives: NSA

Service Academies Battle in Cyberspace

As attention continues to grow regarding the variety of threats from cyberspace, the U.S. government and private industry are on the hunt for the next generation of cyber professionals. The five service academies are currently working to build up the next generation of military officers as skilled cyber professionals by …

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NSA Chief to Appear Before Senate Committee

Today, Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, the current director of the National Security Agency, will go before the Senate Armed Services Committee to discuss his appointment to head the U.S. Cyber Command. For close to six months, Alexander’s appointment has been delayed due to concerns over the role of the NSA …

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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 …

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Report Claims US Has Made Little Progress in Cybersecurity

The National Security Cyberspace Institute has released a report saying despite all the talk and money thrown at cybersecurity, the United States has actually made little progress in making U.S. networks more secure. “Despite the numerous studies and recommendations, ongoing planning, increased spending, and a host of other activities over …

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EPIC Submits Statement to Congress on Google-NSA Relationship

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has issued a statement to the House Foreign Affairs Committee regarding the recent revelations surrounding the Google-NSA relationship. The statement asked the committee to conduct an investigation into the relationship between Google and NSA, urged the committee to support the ratification of the Council of …

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Google to Team with NSA

Search engine giant Google and the largest electronic surveillance intelligence agency in the world, the National Security Agency, are teaming up to increase cybersecurity. Google is looking to finalize an agreement with NSA, which would allow the agency to analyze the Aurora attacks that took place in December, according to …

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Fort Meade should be new Cyber Command says Senators

At a recent meeting of the BWI Business Partnership in Maryland, Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski highlighted their desire to place the new Cyber Command at or around Fort Meade, the present headquarters of the National Security Agency. Earlier this year, the DoD also expressed its desire to house …

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US Must Engage International Community, Says Former Bush Assistant

As the United States moves toward a more coherent approach to cybersecurity, the question has been repeatedly raised around forming an international agreement on cyber attacks. Neill Sciarrone, a former special assistant to President George W. Bush for Cyber Security and Information Sharing, said, “taking a U.S.-centric approach is not …

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GAO Says Federal Systems Still Weak on Cyber Security

According to a recently released report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a number of federal systems are still vulnerable to cyber attacks. A number of major government agencies have still not adequately addressed some of the security loopholes that continue to make the agencies vulnerable to cyber threats. The …

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New Cyber Facility to be Built Near Salt Lake City by NSA

The National Security Agency will build a new $1.5 billion facility at a National Guard base outside Salt Lake City, according to an announcement by NSA’s Glenn Gaffney. The building is part of the Comprehensive National Cyber Security Initiative that was started by the Bush administration. CNCI remains classified and …

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Alexander Picked to Head Cyber Command

The Department of Defense announced that Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, current director of the NSA, was nominated by President Obama to head the DoD’s new Cyber Command. Alexander will be promoted to a four star general and will be responsible for coordinating the new US Cyber Command that will be …

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10 Cybersecurity Game Changers to Watch in 2010

The field of cybersecurity is becoming increasingly relevant to discussions on national security. President Barack Obama placed cybersecurity in the forefront of his national security policy. In his speech May 29, 2009, Obama stated: “From now on, our digital infrastructure…will be treated as they should be: as a strategic security …

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