The purpose of this strategy is to guide the development of DoD's cyber forces and strengthen our cyber defense and cyber deterrence posture. It focuses on building cyber capabilities and organizations for DoD's three primary cyber missions.
Defend DoD networks, systems, and information
Defend the U.S. homeland and U.S. national interests against cyberattacks of significant consequence
Provide cyber support to military operational and contingency plans
Defend the United States and its interests against cyberattacks of significant consequence.
Defend priority DoD networks and systems against priority threats.
Provide support to Combatant Commands by generating integrated cyberspace effects in support of operational plans and contingency operations.
Provide analytic and planning support to the National Mission and Combat Mission teams.
Strong dependence on industrial control systems, or ICS, is a serious vulnerability for industry, the National Security Agency's deputy director said. Story
Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen discussed the DoD's network modernization and data center consolidation efforts as part of the department's cyber strategy during a recent media roundtable with defense reporters. Story
U.S. Cyber Command has continued building capability and capacity in the past year while operating at an increased tempo, Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers told a Senate panel. Story
Interested participants may now register to compete in the "Hack the Pentagon" pilot program, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said. Story
"America's economic prosperity, national security, and our individual liberties depend on our commitment to securing cyberspace and maintaining an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet."
"We're the ones who stand with those who create and innovate against those who would steal and destroy. That's the kind of country we are, and that's the kind of cyber force we are."
"The challenges [in cyberspace] are so broad...it is going to take a true partnership between the private sector, the government and academia to address [them]."
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