Trump taps Army’s Nakasone as next NSA, Cyber Command head
FedScoop's sister publication CyberScoop reported in recent weeks that Nakasone was the favorite to land the job.
On cyber issues, Obama’s Pentagon ‘matured’ as norms rapidly changed
In future conflicts involving U.S. forces, hybrid warfare incorporating disinformation operations like the election-season email hacks will be “the norm, not the exception,” and the government needs to be better organized to counter them, a senior Obama administration defense official told FedScoop's sister publication CyberScoop.
Why John McCain wants to block a status upgrade for Cyber Command
U.S. Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., said Tuesday that he plans to block any potential move by the Obama administration to separate Cyber Command, the U.S.’ cyber warfare unit, from the National Security Agency, a digital spying organization.
U.S. Cyber Command’s weapons will be created by contractors, senior official says
The U.S.’ cyber special forces, a group tasked with both defending vital computer networks at home and launching offensive operations against enemies in the digital realm, will rely on a mix of contractors and in-house personnel to develop and man its cyber weapons of the future, a senior Cyber Command official tells FedScoop.
Cyber commander: U.S. not drawing ‘red lines’ in cyberspace
The U.S. is avoiding drawing "red lines" in cyberspace to maintain strategic ambiguity about its intentions and retain freedom of maneuver in its responses to online aggression, the deputy head of U.S. Cyber Command said Wednesday.
NSA wants to hire people that plan to leave for Silicon Valley
NSA Chief to explore cybersecurity hiring program that allows for easy switching between private and public sector.