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Report: Nation state cyber conflict will become the norm

Low-intensity, Internet-enabled conflicts between nation states will become the rule, not the exception according to a report (pdf) issued Oct. 29 during  Georgia Tech's Cybersecurity Summit.

FAA, industry form NextGen working group

A new working group comprised of the Federal Aviation Administration and  aviation industry members is taking on the task of equipping avionics with next-generation technology by a mandated deadline.

National Weather Service suffers satellite data outage, potentially affecting forecast quality

The National Weather Service experienced a satellite data outage for more than a day last week, prompting the agency to issue a statement that the outage could potentially impact forecast quality.

Pentagon must carefully consider 'projected effects' from offensive cyber operations, new document says

If the Pentagon uses offensive military operations in cyberspace, it must first carefully consider "projected effects," including impacts on non-military and foreign policy areas, says a recently declassified military document.

Army developing tool that provides spectrum, terrain and intel common operational picture

A tool being developed for the Army will bring together intelligence, terrain and electromagnetic spectrum data, providing a common operational picture for electronic warfare.

New analysis tool helps Army better evaluate changes to tactical networks

A new tool promises to help the Army better evaluate evolving tactical networks by allowing for system-of-systems testing before large investments are made, according to the Defense Department.

Cyberwarfare underway 'all of the time,' says former NATO supreme allied commander

Cyberwarfare is not something theoretical or reserved for conflict in the distant future, but happening continuously right now, said Atlantic Council Board Director Gen. Wesley Clark Oct. 9 at an event hosted by the think tank in Washington, D.C.

National Guard fielding new interoperable communications systems for first responders

The Army National Guard will use a rapidly deployable, interoperable system to support Internet, phone and radio communications among police, fire fighters and other first responders during disasters.

Security concerns, economic stakes threaten Internet, panel says

The Internet, once an all-encompassing information hub is beginning to splinter as confidence in it wanes because of protectionist sentiments, interoperability challenges and cybersecurity threats, several experts said. Speaking at a Sept. 25 Brookings Institution event, one panelist said that as economic stakes in web-based activity and decreased security take a toll, the greatest challenge is shaping the structural evolution of the Internet.

DoD helping other countries build cybercommands, says official

The Defense Department is working with foreign militaries on cyber "capacity building" by helping them stand up offensive and defensive capabilities in the cyber domain, said a DoD official during an Oct. 1 event hosted by the Washington Post.