cyberspace


RAND suggests Army cyber strategy



RAND suggests Army cyber strategy
Earlier this year, the RAND Corporation published a report suggesting a new cyber strategy for the U.S. Army. Tactical Cyber proposes a strategy for tactical Army cyber operations and describes how the Army should use available resources to achieve mission objectives. RAND’s report documents research conducted as part of the… Read More

Kelly calls for more cooperation, ‘heavy artillery’ in cyber



Kelly calls for more cooperation, ‘heavy artillery’ in cyber
On April 18, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly spoke at George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security. In his speech, titled “Home and Away: DHS and the Threats to America,” Kelly discusses the importance of collaboration between DHS and other government agencies and warned against… Read More

Second InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture a success



Second InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture a success
Yesterday the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School (CGSS) hosted the second lecture in their new InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series. Over 65 students and faculty from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and other area universities attended the lecture.… Read More

JICSpOC creates more seamless coordination across government



JICSpOC creates more seamless coordination across government
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work recently spoke about the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center (JICSpOC) at the Air, Space and Cyber Conference. In his keynote, Work said that JICSpOC “is designed to perform battle management and command and control of the space constellation under threat of attack,” and that… Read More

Intel agencies investigate election cyber-attacks



Intel agencies investigate election cyber-attacks
Several U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are investigating possible cyber-attacks aimed at November’s presidential election. While the agencies do not have conclusive proof that Russia is involved in a specific plot, officials from the FBI, CIA, National Security Agency (NSA), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are concerned. One… Read More

Administration releases cybersecurity workforce strategy



Administration releases cybersecurity workforce strategy
Today the Obama Administration announced a new strategy to help agencies build the cybersecurity workforce. The Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy is designed to “grow the pipeline of highly skilled cybersecurity talent entering federal service” and to retain and invest in that talent. In a blog post announcing the Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy,… Read More

Executive Order establishes cybersecurity commission



Executive Order establishes cybersecurity commission
Today the President signed an Executive Order establishing a Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. In his remarks, President Obama said the new commission was created “in order to enhance cybersecurity awareness and protections at all levels of government, business, and society.” The Commission is formed within the Department of Commerce,… Read More

Promotion of cybersecurity framework needed



Promotion of cybersecurity framework needed
In late 2015, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report reviewing aspects of the cybersecurity standards and procedures developed by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to protect U.S. critical infrastructure. The report follows up on the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014, and determines the extent to… Read More

White House sets international cybersecurity standards



White House sets international cybersecurity standards
Last month the White House released a new strategy to improve the U.S. government’s participation in the development and use of international standards for cybersecurity. White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel announced the report detailing the new strategy. The report was authored by a working group within the National Security… Read More