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The Navy has established a special new unit designed to protect computer networks and improve cyber security across the service called Task Force Cyber Awakening, or TFCA, service officials said. Created in August of this year, TFCA is a 100-person force dedicated to establishing protocols, identifying vulnerabilities, increasing cyber awareness and shoring up security and […]

The Pentagon’s research organization has teamed up with software developers and online gamers in order to create computer games that can help verify and develop secure open-source software. The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, or DARPA, has partnered with private sector technology and gaming firms to develop online games which enable gamers to do the […]

A powerful U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee wants Defense Department officials to choose an executive agent to oversee the military’s cyber test and training ranges. The House Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee proposed the Pentagon select the executive agent after the Defense Department’s Test and Evaluation Strategic Plan “identified a number of capability gaps […]

Thirty-nine National Guard soldiers and airmen from across the country last month began cyber warfare training at the Guard’s Professional Education Center at Little Rock, Ark. The 18-week course is modeled on the active-duty Army program, the head of the National Guard said during a morning roundtable talk with reporters in Washington. “Once they’re trained […]

The U.S. Air Force plans to add 1,264 new airmen in the cyber realm over the next few years as part of a broader service-wide strategy to improve cyber defense efforts, service leaders said Tuesday. The cyber community is one of the few that is growing as the rest of the service prepares for significant […]