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No single solution, no single course of action, no single training regimen exists for combating cybermarauders on the Internet. Cyber officials are striving to establish guidelines for cybersecurity, yet they acknowledge that every organization in every nation has varying needs and must pursue different tracks to achieve what they determine is effective cybersecurity.
Government and the private sector must determine ways of cooperating in the fight to defeat cyberthreats, or else both will face potentially catastrophic consequences.
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The growing call for an independent U.S. cyber service along the lines of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps is not likely to gain followers among policy makers, say a number of service cyber officers.
The acting chief information officer (CIO) for the U.S. Defense Department is promoting a diversity movement for information technology. He wants to see a younger work force that includes people who have come of age in the digital era.
U.S. Defense Department data will be invading the commercial world as the department moves its unclassified information out of its own hands. Terry Halvorsen, acting Defense Department chief information officer, described the upcoming move at the AFCEA Cyber Symposium.
U.S. Defense Department networks will need to operate with the minimum security available as connectivity and the threat picture evolve, said a top defense official. Terry Halvorsen, acting Defense Department chief information officer, minced no words as he described how tight budgets are limiting options across the board.
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LongView International, Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a maximum $8,291,746 modification (P0006) exercising the first option period on a one-year base contract (HT0011-13-F-0039) with three one-year options for software design, development and testing to support emerging requirements in the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS), DMLSS Customer Assistance Module and Joint Medical Asset Repository applications to meet information assurance and the establishment of new data exchanges/services.
SeKON Enterprises Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded an $12,433,560 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, with options, to provide engineering, cybersecurity and configuration management support services to the program executive officer, Defense Healthcare Management Systems. The total potential contract value, including the one-year base period and four one-year option periods, is $75,603,463.
The U.S. Army officially activated its Cyber Protection Brigade earlier this month, marking the first time the service has had such a unit. As the defensive operations enabled by the brigade ramp up, the Army now also has a cyber branch operating provisionally, which will change the way soldiers are assigned to cyber career fields.
Without quick problem resolution, information technology pros are very often the first to be blamed for slow application performance. A SolarWinds survey found that the lack of cross-silo visibility delays app problem resolution, hindering government information technology professionals from accomplishing their missions.
The U.S. intelligence community must innovate and expand its capabilities menu just as critics are calling for greater oversight on its operations.
The FBI is focusing on cyberspace both as a tool for crime detection and prevention and as a venue for operations.
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Adm. Michael Rogers, USN, commander, U.S. Cyber Command, discusses a 3-year plan to build a cyber work force.