Cyber security and procurement of cyber security systems

Lawmakers Call for New Cyber Security Laws

By Kris Osborn on Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Lawmakers Call for New Cyber Security Laws

Several Senators are calling for the creation of a select Congressional committee to shepherd through cyber security legislation.

Pentagon Unveils Electro-Magnetic Spectrum Strategy

By Richard Sisk on Friday, February 21st, 2014

Pentagon Unveils Electro-Magnetic Spectrum Strategy

DoD announced a long-term plan to share part of its reserved airwaves with industry while preserving security and access for the military.

Connecting Tech Entrepreneurs to DoD’s Cyber Battle

By Brendan McGarry on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Connecting Tech Entrepreneurs to DoD’s Cyber Battle

A new public-private partnership in northern Virginia is encouraging entrepreneurs to target the Pentagon’s growing investments in cybersecurity.

Greenert: Sailors Must Get Smarter on Electro-Magnetic Spectrum

By Kris Osborn on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Greenert: Sailors Must Get Smarter on Electro-Magnetic Spectrum

Navy personnel need to cultivate an understanding of the nuances to the electro-magnetic spectrum in order to be properly prepared for future conflict.

FireEye Buys Mandiant in $1 Billion Cyber Deal

By Brendan McGarry on Friday, January 3rd, 2014

FireEye Buys Mandiant in $1 Billion Cyber Deal

Some 15 percent of all defense-related mergers and acquisitions today involve cybersecurity firms, according to the Brookings Institution’s Peter Singer.

Northrop CEO: Invest More in R&D

By Kris Osborn on Monday, September 16th, 2013

Northrop CEO: Invest More in R&D

Northrop CEO Wes Bush told a crowd at AFA that he’s worried about the drop in defense R&D investment from it’s high in the 1960’s.

Senators to Question FBI Nominee on Spying Programs

By Brendan McGarry on Monday, July 8th, 2013

Senators to Question FBI Nominee on Spying Programs

Comey is expected to be asked about the controversial National Security Agency surveillance programs disclosed by former Pentagon contractor Edward Snowden.

Senator to Obama: Warn China on Cyber Theft

By Brendan McGarry on Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Senator to Obama: Warn China on Cyber Theft

The letter comes amid revelations that cyber spies from China compromised more than two dozen of the Pentagon’s most advanced weapons systems, from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System.

DARPA Outlines Plans To Develop Cyber Weapons

By Matthew Cox on Thursday, April 25th, 2013

DARPA Outlines Plans To Develop Cyber Weapons

DARPA director explains plan to upgrade the research agency’s framework and focus on future equipment that includes offensive cyber weapons.

Pentagon Seeks More Cybersecurity Funding

By Abraham D. Sofaer on Monday, April 15th, 2013

Pentagon Seeks More Cybersecurity Funding

Pentagon spending on cyber operations would jump 21 percent to $4.7 billion in 2014.

Donilon issues stern cyber warning to China

By Michael Hoffman on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Donilon issues stern cyber warning to China

U.S. National Security Adviser goes public with the White House’s concerns about the number of cyber attacks hitting the U.S. from China shores.

AF pushes ‘weapons mindset,’ vs maintenance, for cyber

By Philip Ewing on Monday, June 18th, 2012

AF pushes ‘weapons mindset,’ vs maintenance, for cyber

The Air Force sends its first class of cyber weapons instructors out into the force.

Could DoD cheapskatery create cyber-peril?

By Philip Ewing on Friday, June 8th, 2012

Could DoD cheapskatery create cyber-peril?

An industry advocate warns the Pentagon could start a “race to the bottom” in cyber with potentially grievous consequences.

DoD broadens cyber info-sharing with industry

By Philip Ewing on Friday, May 11th, 2012

DoD broadens cyber info-sharing with industry

The Pentagon expands a cyber-security pilot program to more companies in its industrial base.

Has the ‘Cyber Pearl Harbor’ already happened?

By Philip Ewing on Monday, March 26th, 2012

Has the ‘Cyber Pearl Harbor’ already happened?

The cyber-horse could be out of the cyber-barn, and now government and industry must figure out what comes next.

The cyber war after next

By Philip Ewing on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

The cyber war after next

The Air Force’s cyber boss has to try to think of the move after the move after next in the never-ending cyber arms race.

DoD’s cyber rules of engagement

By Philip Ewing on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

DoD’s cyber rules of engagement

Officials want to block out who’ll do what when in cyber operations, but as ever, the picture is fuzzy.

SecDef’s nightmare: Cyber-attack

By Philip Ewing on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

SecDef’s nightmare: Cyber-attack

Panetta tells lawmakers the fear of a massive, unexpected cyber-attack is one thing that keeps him awake at night.

US, China earn low cyber defense ranking

By Michael Hoffman on Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

US, China earn low cyber defense ranking

Sweeden, Finland and Israel each field stronger cyber defense networks than U.S. and China in recent report.

CSBA: Our weapons mix is ‘out of whack’

By John Reed on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

CSBA: Our weapons mix is ‘out of whack’

The Pentagon must continue to tweak its weapons mix if it wants to meet the military challenges of this century, a study concludes.

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