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  • Pentagon to Increase Cybersecurity Force Five-fold; William J. Lynn III Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Pentagon to Increase Cybersecurity Force Five-fold; William J. Lynn III Comments

    The Pentagon has approved the expansion of the U.S. Army Cyber Command, according to Ellen Nakashima of the Washington Post. The command will increase from 900 to 4,900 civilian and military forces over the next few years as it plans to upgrade its organization into an Internet-era fighting force focused on foreign adversaries attacking critical systems. […] More

  • 24,000 Pentagon Files Stolen in Cyber Attack on Military Contractor - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    24,000 Pentagon Files Stolen in Cyber Attack on Military Contractor

    The Defense Department experienced one of its worst-ever cyber attacks this spring, when a foreign adversary hacked into the computer system of a contractor and stole 24,000 Pentagon files, senior officials said last week. As the Pentagon unveiled its strategy for cyberspace operations, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III disclosed that over the years […] More

  • Pentagon Releases First-ever Cyberspace Strategy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Pentagon Releases First-ever Cyberspace Strategy

    The Defense Department today released its strategy for operating in cyberspace, its first unified plan that aims to address the multitude of cyber threats the nation faces on a daily basis. “It is critical to strengthen our cyber capabilities to address the cyber threats we’re facing,” said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in a release. “I […] More

  • Lynn Talks Pentagon's Cyber Plan at RSA Conference - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lynn Talks Pentagon's Cyber Plan at RSA Conference

    Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III is meeting with industry leaders today in San Francisco to discuss best practices in cybersecurity and to deliver a keynote on Pentagon’s cyber strategy at the RSA Conference. Lynn will describe defense implications of cyber threats and the Defense Department“™s strategy to counter them, said Pentagon spokesman Bryan […] More

  • Deputy Defense Sec'y to Bolster 'Incomplete' NATO Cyber Policies - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Deputy Defense Sec'y to Bolster 'Incomplete' NATO Cyber Policies

    Strengthening cybersecurity was an important part of the annual NATO summit in November. But, it“™s clear — in today“™s evolving world of cyber threats and vulnerabilities, meeting once a year is not enough. So, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III will travel to Brussels this week to discuss with NATO and European Union leaders […] More

  • William Lynn: Cyber Warfare Unavoidable in the Near Future - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    William Lynn: Cyber Warfare Unavoidable in the Near Future

    Any large, future clash will “almost certainly” include aspects of cyber warfare–a threat that reaches far beyond military operations and into the core of the U.S. economy, said Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City last week. “Any major future conflict will almost certainly include […] More

  • William J. Lynn: NATO Perfect Platform to Fight Cyber Threat - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    William J. Lynn: NATO Perfect Platform to Fight Cyber Threat

    Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said yesterday he is encouraged by the sense of purpose on cybersecurity he received from NATO members during his visit to Brussels, Belgium. “It seemed to me to be broadly held that NATO needs to make a strong commitment in this area,“ he told reporters in Brussels, “and […] More

  • William J. Lynn, NATO Discuss Cyber Defense - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    William J. Lynn, NATO Discuss Cyber Defense

    Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III is meeting with NATO leaders in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss the U.S. defense cybersecurity initiative, said Bryan Whitman, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs. “It“™s an opportunity to convey the importance of cybersecurity to our NATO allies, as well as a chance to encourage them […] More

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