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US cyber teams prepped Eucom's networks for potential Russian attacks prior to Ukraine invasion

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Prior to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Cyber Command sent cyber teams to European Command to harden networks against potential Russian intrusions.

Senate Armed Services Committee concerned about DOD's cyber mission force

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The Senate Armed Services Committee is looking to help the Department of Defense address and correct issues associated with the readiness of its cyber forces, according to new legislation and congressional aides. Committee aides told reporters on Monday that in discussions with cyber commanders, readiness problems — including recruiting and retention — became more apparent. The SASC version of the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act calls for a plan…

New Air Force information warfare commander wants to increase partnerships

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The new commander of the Air Force’s information warfare unit wants to increase and bolster partnerships to beat back adversaries in the information space, a lesson learned in his previous role at U.S. Cyber Command. “As we’ve seen about how information is used, I think information can be used to build coalitions in competition and I think sharing and exposing malign activity and sharing insights with our allies and partners,…

SASC bill authorizes budget boost for several Cyber Command initiatives

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The Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the annual defense policy bill would authorize plus-ups in funding for several U.S. Cyber Command programs and concepts. The committee passed its version of the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday morning behind closed doors and released a summary of the bill. The legislation will now go to the Senate floor for consideration. The summary notes several programs received increases in…

Cyber Command awards nearly $60M contract for 'hunt forward' operations

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U.S. Cyber Command has awarded a nearly $60 million contract to Sealing Technologies to provide equipment to conduct defensive cyber operations abroad on the networks of partner nations, the company announced Thursday. Specifically, the award is for so-called hunt-forward operations, which involve physically sending defensively-oriented cyber protection teams from the Cyber National Mission Force to foreign nations to hunt for threats on their networks at the invitation of host nations.…

Ukraine crisis shows effectiveness of Cyber Command's persistent engagement, Nakasone says

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Working with partners early to bolster cybersecurity has demonstrated to be effective in the current Ukraine-Russia crisis, the head of U.S. Cyber Command said.