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Key lawmakers in favor of keeping 'dual hat' arrangement between Cybercom and NSA

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The current arrangement wherein one individual leads both U.S. Cyber Command and the NSA, was initially considered to be a temporary setup.

Army piloting new offensive cyber course for US Cyber Command

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Army is developing a pilot to better train offensive cyber operations personnel across the military on behalf of U.S. Cyber Command to address readiness gaps. Offensive cyber personnel across all the services were not ready to perform their job on day one, so the Army, serving as the executive agent for advanced cyber work-role curriculum development, is piloting a new course and curriculum for all the…

Senate bill to require annual briefing on NSA-CYBERCOM relationship

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A Senate committee wants annual briefings on the relationship between U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, which are currently co-located and have shared resources. The provision is found in the Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the committee June 16, but language wasn’t released until July 18. When Cyber Command was initially being built, the Department of Defense co-located…

DC-QNet consortium director shares new details about plans for quantum network testbed

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Six government agencies based around Washington, D.C., and two out-of-region affiliates recently launched a new consortium to jointly create — and ultimately connect through — an ultramodern quantum network testbed. However, other organizations, including from the private sector, may also be given the opportunity to conduct innovative experiments with the technology down the line, the organization’s executive director told FedScoop. Through the newly unveiled Washington Metropolitan Quantum Network Research Consortium…

Katie Arrington files FOIA lawsuit in bid to obtain records relating to security clearance suspension

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Former Department of Defense IT official Katie Arrington has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Pentagon in a bid to obtain records relating to the suspension of her security clearance last year. According to court documents, she seeks details of all communications relating to her clearance and between the DOD, National Security Agency and other U.S. government agencies. The latest lawsuit follows a previously amended complaint submitted in…

‘A lot of work’ still required to enable 5G integration for U.S. military

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The Department of Defense has ambitious plans to leverage 5G communications technology for a wide variety of use cases to include back-office functions, logistics, training and warfighting. However, a great deal of work remains to be done by government and industry to ensure those systems and networks will be secure and interoperable when they are deployed, according to a top National Security Agency official. The Pentagon has a number of…

Former DOD cyber leader Tim Kosiba joins cybersecurity firm Redacted

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Former Department of Defense cyber and technology leader Tim Kosiba has joined cybersecurity firm Redacted. He comes to the company after three decades of government service, including within the National Security Agency, Department of the Navy and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Kosiba was most recently a deputy commander with the DOD and represented the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command at the White House. He previously worked as a technical…