Tag Archives: NSA

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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DNI Blair's Take on Cyber Issues

DNI Dennis Blair recently spoke at the Commonwealth Club in California on cybersecurity issues and their central role to national security planning. According to govinfosecurity.com, Blair highlighted the roles of various intelligence organizations, including DHS and NSA, in the effort to better secure cyberspace. During his speech, Blair pointed that …

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NSA $2 Billion Utah Data Center

The National Security Agency has confirmed a $2 billion project for a new data center at Camp Williams, Utah. The 1 million square-foot facility is part of an overall initiative to decentralize the agency; a similar facility is scheduled for construction in Texas. The Utah center is NSA’s the third major data center, including its new Texas …

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Obama Cyber Monitoring Plan To Use NSA Technology

President Obama plans to build upon the Bush Administration’s Einstein 3 cyber security plan using National Security Agency (NSA) technology, according to Washington Post and Wall Street Journal reports. The telephone company AT&T Inc. will most likely be used for the Einstein pilot test site, according to government officials.  The Einstein program began in 2003 …

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Cyber Command: Gates Makes it Official

Through a quiet three-page memo on Tuesday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced the Department of Defense’s commitment to a new cyber military command center titled Cybercom. The announcement reflects growing emphases of the Obama administration’s revamping and centralization of cyber security. The creation of the White House cyber coordinator and the centralization …

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