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Cobert emphasizes commitment, cooperation on heels of subpoena for OPM breach documents

Office of Personnel Management Acting Director Beth Cobert stressed her dedication to improving IT security and cross-government collaboration during a Senate confirmation hearing last week. 

Last GPS IIF satellite launches

The Air Force launched the twelfth and final Global Positioning System IIF-series satellite at 8:38 a.m. Friday from Cape Canaveral, Fla., aboard the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

DoD's fiscal 2017 budget request to include $7B for cyber

The fiscal 2017 budget request that President Obama will deliver to Congress next week will include $582.7 billion for the Defense Department, said Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in a budget preview.

Grassley probes Defense Secretary's use of personal email

Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wants more detail on Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's use of personal email for official business.

Report: Cyber, EW a threat to US military's space assets

While the U.S. military relies heavily on space assets for its communications, positioning, reconnaissance and other functions, many view the U.S. space architecture as a point of weakness, said a new report from a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.

Israel to curb cybersecurity exports fearing technology will fall into the wrong hands

Earlier this month, Israel's defense ministry floated a proposal that would slow exports of cyber technology from Israel to avoid it being used to carry out a major cyberattack.

US faces technological 'peer competitors' in cyberspace, says USCYBERCOM

The military arm of the government's efforts in cyberspace recently released a document admitting that despite a considerable edge at the beginning of the cyber age, it now faces experts outside the country who possess capabilities on par with the U.S.

NSA director: 'Encryption is foundational to the future'

Increased connectivity and the Internet of Things exacerbate the challenges of cybersecurity, but it would be short sighted to stymie innovation in an attempt to become more defensible, said NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers.

In a first, cyberspace weapon system fully capable, Air Force says

The Air Force Intranet Control Weapon System achieved full operational capability earlier this month – becoming the first cyberspace weapon system to reach FOC status.

New chip could mean better use of spectrum for DoD

A new chip may help ease congestion on the electromagnetic spectrum, which is becoming more clogged as the demand for connected devices grows.