Tags Department of Defense (DOD)

Trump's Pentagon pick 'confident' in 2020 election security

by Shannon Vavra • 6 days ago

Mark Esper told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the 2020 contests will be "unfettered" by foreign actors, but the military and intelligence agencies will "always will have a lot of work to do" to secure elections.

Why Cyber Command’s latest warning is a win for the government's information sharing efforts

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

New details uncovered by CyberScoop show how much coordination went into Cyber Command's public VirusTotal upload of an Iran-linked tool.

House's defense bill looks to protect Pentagon's tech supply chain

by Shannon Vavra • 1 month ago

Chairman Adam Smith’s mark of the National Defense Authorization Act seeks to prevent the DOD from acquiring foreign telecommunications and video surveillance equipment from companies that could pose security risks.

Cyber Command has redeployed overseas in effort to protect 2020 elections

by Shannon Vavra • 3 months ago

The moves are meant to complicate possible election interference originating in countries like Russia. The goal is to be "in constant contact with the enemy," one general said.

China making 'rapid progress' on potency of cyber-operations, Pentagon says

by Shannon Vavra • 3 months ago

“The threat and the challenge is persistent. The Chinese remain very aggressive in their use of cyber,” Assistant Secretary of Defense Randall G. Schriver said during a press briefing on a new report.

How an annual ‘Cyber Shield’ drill helps the National Guard secure elections

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

The drill has grown way beyond its humble beginnings to include over 800 people from the Guard, private sector, and law enforcement.

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