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U.S. Department of Defense: The Cyber Domain - Security and Operations

U.S. Department of Defense: The Cyber Domain - Security and Operations

July 2013
U.S. Cyber Command, the services, and U.S. partners and allies are working together to make cyberspace a suitable place for military command and control. For the Defense Department, the focus on security in cyberspace includes the full spectrum of 21st century operations.
By 2014, there will be 133 comprised of about 6,000 people with three core missions.

For U.S. Cyber Command, the goal of the services is to generate a total cyber mission force all trained to the same high standard, aligned in teams, for key missions.

  • 1. The Cyber Combat Mission Force provides cyber support to combatant commanders across the globe.
  • 2. The Cyber Protection Force operates and defends the DoD information network, or DoDIN.
  • 3. The Cyber National Mission Force, when directed, is responsible for defending the nation's critical infrastructure and key resources.

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New DoD Cyber Strategy Nears Release

The Defense Department will release a new cyber strategy next week to guide the way ahead for cyber in the foreseeable future, a senior Pentagon official told Congress. Story

Cybercom Chief Discusses Importance of Cyber Operations

Cyber is an operational domain, and military leaders are going to have to understand its importance and the opportunities and challenges of operating in the domain, Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers said. Story

Commercial IT Fuels DoD Information Environment, Official Says

Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen is leading a charge to modernize the department's information technology-cyber enterprise using every available tool, especially those in commercial markets, a defense official in the CIO's office said. Story

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Cyber Command Building Cyber Workforce

Screengrab of ADM Michael Rogers speaking on Cyber Security.

Security in the cyber world was the main focus of the Cyber Symposium in Baltimore. The Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, Navy Admiral Michael Rogers, gave the keynote address, and spoke about what CYBERCOM's mission is, and how it's accomplished. Story

$2 Million Up for Grabs in DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge

Cyber Grand_Challenge Logo.

Computer security experts from academia, industry and the larger security community have organized themselves into more than 30 teams to compete in DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge -- a first-of-its-kind tournament designed to speed the development of automated security systems able to defend against cyberattacks as fast as they are launched. Story

The NSA's New Look at Cybersecurity

Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service, at Bloomberg Government's Cybersecurity Summit.

Cybersecurity threats are a vital issue for the nation, and like the Defense Department, businesses must own the problem to successfully carry out their missions, DoD's top cybersecurity expert told a forum of businesspeople. Story

Improving Cybersecurity, Resilience

The Department of Defense and U.S. General Services Administration jointly released a report today, "Improving Cybersecurity and Resilience through Acquisition," announcing six planned reforms to improve the cybersecurity and resilience of the Federal Acquisition System. Story

Hail to the Newly Nominated Cyber Chief

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper praised President Barack Obama's nomination of Navy Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers to be the next commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service. Story

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