Trump’s White House: cyberweapons development is a ‘priority’

President Donald Trump will prioritize the development of “offensive cyber capabilities,” offering new resources to U.S. Cyber Command to “safeguard our national security secrets and systems,” according to newly published information on the White House website.

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Mattis looks to explore IT, cyber consolidation

by Samantha Ehlinger • 6 hours ago

President Donald Trump's new defense secretary is looking for ways to consolidate across the department certain business activities, such as information technology and cybersecurity.

First clinic launches DOD’s new electronic health record system

by Samantha Ehlinger • 6 days ago

The Defense Department's new electronic health record system is up and running at a medical clinic at Fairchild Air Force Base, after a scheduling delay to continue fixing functionality problems and patching security vulnerabilities.

Pentagon hackers-for-hire take just 4 hours to find critical vulnerability in sensitive system

by Samantha Ehlinger • 1 week ago

The Pentagon's swat team has hosted highly-publicized challenges to find flaws in department and military branch websites, but they also recently orchestrated a more secret, complex project.

Could data be a challenge reward? Intelligence agency official says it’s worth exploring

by Samantha Ehlinger • 1 week ago

Using challenges or competitions to bring non-traditional companies into the fold is now a somewhat familiar tool for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, but its deputy director said Monday the agency is starting to think about how to use its vast quantities of data to drive them.

Report: NSA contractor allegedly stole armory of elite hacking tools

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

Harold Martin reportedly compromised more than 75 percent of hacking tools that were stored in a secretive library used by the agency’s elite hacking unit.

NSA’s No. 2, its top civilian, will retire shortly

by Shaun Waterman • 2 weeks ago

Richard Ledgett, deputy director of the National Security Agency, announced he will retire this spring.

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