Obama Prioritizes Cybersecurity In New Budget

April 11, 2013

The president is calling for more cybersecurity funds in his 2014 budget proposal to Congress.

According to the Reuters news service, Obama is asking for more "military "hackers" to head off escalating cyber threats from China, Iran, Russia and other countries. It would also bolster defenses for government and private-sector computer networks."

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Pentagon Adds New Cybersecurity Teams

March 13, 2013

The Pentagon will create up to 13 offensive cybersecurity teams by the end of 2015, General Keith Alexander told Congress on Tuesday

As both the director of the National Security Agency and as head of the fledgling Cyber Command, Alexander warned that budget cuts could undermine this goal. He also supported President Obama's Executive Order and asked Congress to pass legislation encouraging the sharing of data between government and private business. Of most concern is the financial sector, with the critical systems used in energy a close second.

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Report: Pentagon To Boost Cybersecurity Numbers

January 29, 2013

The Pentagon's Cyber Command is expected to increase by significant numbers the number of cybersecurity troops and civilians, adding as many as 4,900 individuals over the next several years.

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Going On The Offense With Cybersecurity

August 10, 2012

It used to be that cyberwarfare was considered supplemental to ground, air, and sea assaults. That attitude might be changing, however.

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Cyber Command Elevated to Combat Status

May 2, 2012

There's a push within the Pentagon to make the two-year old Cyber Command a full Combatant Command status program, giving it direct access to the Joint Chiefs Of Staff and the Defense Secretary.

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