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Topic - U.S. Cyber Command
The United States Cyber Command is a United States armed forces sub-unified command subordinate to United States Strategic Command. The command was officially activated May 21, 2010 at Fort Meade, Maryland and is slated to reach fully operational readiness by October 2010. - Source: Wikipedia
The Pentagon plans to more than triple its cybersecurity staff in the next few years to defend against Internet attacks that threaten national security, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday.
The Navy admiral nominated to be the next head of the troubled National Security Agency is expressing concerns about the U.S. government turning over the bulk collection of telephone data to an independent third party, saying it could result in higher costs and delays identifying potential threats.
The U.S. military is ill-prepared for waging cyber warfare and needs to bolster defenses against the growing threat of cyber attacks against both military systems and private infrastructure, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command told Congress on Thursday.
The Obama administration announced Thursday that it will nominate Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers to become the next director of the National Security Agency and head of U.S. Cyber Command.
News and social media websites have been blocked on some Pentagon workstations Friday to prevent employees and contractors from accessing classified information that was leaked Thursday about a federal program that gathers Internet users' personal data from the computer servers of Web service providers.
The United States would use cyberweapons against an adversary's computer networks only after those at the highest levels of government approved of the operation because of the risks of collateral damage, a senior U.S. military official said this week.
The Pentagon's newest unified command is marshaling troops for a future war that some say already is being fought in the global communication and information networks that make up cyberspace.
The commander of the new U.S. Cyber Command told Congress on Wednesday that threats of cyberwar continue to grow.
The U.S. military lacks full authority to defend the nation from a major cyber-attack aimed at crippling vital computer networks in the civilian sector, the general in charge of the new U.S. Cyber Command told lawmakers Thursday.