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NATO Shapes its Enterprise For Conflicts of Tomorrow

May 1, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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The cyber attacks that threaten the United States are just as intense and worrisome for NATO, which comes under persistent strikes by nation-states, terrorist groups and criminal organizations all assailing with denial-of-service malware, organized criminal incursions, cyber espionage and website defacements.

Two Vermont Army National Guard computer network defense team members participate in a 2014 Cyber Shield exercise. The command and control of defensive cyber operations now is centralized in the Defense Department’s Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN).

Joint Force Headquarters Changes Defense Networking

May 1, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman
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The Defense Department, facing an increase in defensive cyber operations, now has the command and control it needs to wage those actions on its information network. The Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Network consolidates efforts that previously were dispersed among the services and organizations.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers a lecture, "Rewiring the Pentagon: Charting a New Path on Innovation and Cybersecurity," at Stanford University in California on Thursday. The lecture highlights the Pentagon's new cyber strategy and innovation initiatives.

DOD's New Cyber Strategy Concedes Offensive Ops

April 23, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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The Pentagon’s new cybersecurity strategy for the first time publicly addresses the department’s option to resort to offensive cyberwarfare tactics as a means to safeguard the military’s information networks. The Department of Defense Cyber Strategy, the second in four years, guides the development of the military’s cyber forces.

DARPA's N-ZERO program aims to develop wireless, event-driven sensors that would remain dormant until triggered by physical, electromagnetic and other activity. The technology could increase mission life, reduce battery size and reduce the maintenance costs of unattended wireless sensors.

With IC 'Swimming in Sensors and Drowning in Data,' Analysts Seek Big Data Solutions

April 14, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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The U.S. intelligence community's leading edge in the information-age technology race, particularly in the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance domain, has put the Defense Department at a self-imposed disadvantage, marked by some warfighters behind the curve when it comes time to process and analyze the vast amount of information collected. 

Ecosystem of Cybercriminals and Nation-State Hackers Grows Stronger

April 8, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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On the same day that news headlines implicated Russian hackers in a significant cyber attack and breach on the White House, officials attending a cybersecurity summit Tuesday in the nation’s capital warned of the uptick in the number of nation state-sponsored cyber attacks against the U.S. government and businesses. 

Incoming: Reading and Leading

April 1, 2015
By Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)



Read a mix of genres, from autobiography to fiction to history. Read every day, if only for a few moments. Leading and reading truly go hand in hand.

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