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Defense

Army Cyber Command toys with name change

by • 1 month ago

A proposed name change is just the beginning.

Defense

DDS is interested in more than just the hacks at DEF CON’s aviation ‘village’

by • 1 month ago

The head of the Defense Digital Service sees opportunities to bolster the military's cybersecurity workforce at the annual hacker conference in Las Vegas.

Tech

With help from NIST, Sen. Wyden wants us to be smarter about .zip files

by • 3 months ago

“Many people incorrectly believe password-protected .zip files can protect sensitive data. Indeed, many password-protected .zip files can be easily broken with off-the-shelf hacking tools,” the Oregon Democrat says in a letter to NIST.

Workforce

Looking for more civilian tech talent, Pentagon hires five recruiting companies

by • 4 months ago

Catch Talent, Comtech LLC, Foxhound Federal, PrishanTek Inc, and TeraSense Inc. were awarded the contract earlier this month.

Tech

White House targets federal cybersecurity workforce development in new executive order

by • 5 months ago

The White House wants to create a President’s Cybersecurity Cup competition that “will identify, challenge, and reward the government’s best personnel supporting cybersecurity and cyber excellence."

Defense

U.S. Cyber Command shifts its view of success

by • 5 months ago

Success is “not necessarily [about] the department’s outcome,” but is instead about “how can we enable our international partners [and] our domestic partners in industry to be able to defend those things that are critical to our nation’s success.”

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