Posts Tagged ‘Cyber Command’

Summary of 2018 National Defense Strategy

Included below is the Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy.  An article last week commented on the cyber-related issues in the document, including the fact that it does not mention an elevated role for Cyber Command. That article can be read here. Please follow and like us:

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“Military Cyber Operations” Congressional Hearing to be Held on 6/22/16

WASHINGTON – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) released the following schedule featuring one (1) hearing the week of June 20-24, 2016. Wednesday, June 22, 2016 “Military Cyber Operations“ Full Committee (10:00 AM – 2118 Rayburn – OPEN) Witnesses: Mr. Thomas Atkin Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security […]

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Jun 20th, 2016 Cyber Command, Cyberwar

Offensive Cyber Operations in US Military Doctrine

The term “offensive cyberspace operations (OCO)” has been added to the official Department of Defense lexicon, and the term is discussed in depth in a newly discovered Department of Defense doctrinal publication by the Joint Chiefs as Staff.  How is this term defined and when should the military resort to offensive cyberspace operations? See below for excerpts […]

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Sec Def’s Speech the First Live NSA HQ Broadcast

In a speech by Chuck Hagel at the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command’s headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland last Friday, the Defense Secretary stated that while the United States’ mission is not to “militarize” cyberspace, the Pentagon does have plans to increase our nation’s defenses against network attacks, including nearly tripling the U.S. […]

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President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies Report–“Liberty and Security in a Changing World”

Last week, we posted a link to the December 12 report by the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, entitled “Liberty and Security in a Changing World.”  The report set out recommendations for the Government with an eye toward striking the proper balance between respecting privacy and civil liberties and protecting national security […]

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Obama Opts to Keep Dual-Hatted Cyber Leadership

The New York Times reported last week that President Obama has decided to keep the National Security Agency (NSA) and Cyber Command under a single commander.  This decision comes amidst a host of concerns over giving a single leader too much authority. With current dual-head General Keith Alexander planning to retire next year, President Obama […]

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NSA and CyberCom: Looking at the Leadership

The debate continues over the propriety of a single commander directing both the National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Cyber Command (CyberCom) in a recently published article by The Washington Post.  Here are some of the pros and cons of permitting General Keith Alexander, or his successor, to wear both hats: PROS NSA and CyberCom operate […]

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“Cyber Security: The New Arms Race for a New Front Line”—CSM

In the wake of former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s warning of a possible “cyber Pearl Harbor,” the U.S. military is making every effort to prepare to defend against catastrophe in cyberspace.  Anna Mulrine’s article, “Cyber Security: The new arms race for a new front line,” details some of the specific actions being taken by […]

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Senate Moving Away From Comprehensive Approach to Cybersecurity?

Jacob Olcott, former counsel to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, believes the Senate will likely take a piecemeal approach to cyber legislation whereby all committees with cybersecurity interests or oversight will draft their own versions of a bill, according to Government Info Security. You can read or listen to an interview with Olcott […]

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CyberCom Elevation To Command On SecDef’s Desk; Sen. Levin Cautions Pentagon (AolDefense)

Colin Clark reported for AolDefense on CyberComm’s possible elevation to full combatant command status.  For the past few months, we’ve been hearing that elevation is likely to happen, and according to Clark, the order is sitting on the SecDef’s desk.  However, it appears that the elevation isn’t all that certain.  Notably, Sen. Carl Levin had […]

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Apr 18th, 2013 Cyber Command

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Professor William Snyder

Professor William C. Snyderis a member of the faculty of the Institute for National Security and Counter-terrorism at Syracuse University after fifteen years with the United States Department of Justice.

Ryan D. White

Ryan D. WhiteRyan is currently a third year law student at Syracuse University College of Law, and is also pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Ryan spent time with Homeland Security Investigations while pursuing his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University, and spent his first summer of law school as clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of New York. He is a member of Syracuse Law Review, the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and participates in the Veteran’s Legal Clinic. Full biography

Shelby E. Mann

Ryan D. WhiteShelby is a second year law student at the Syracuse University College of Law. She is the 2018-9 Editor in Chief of the Syracuse Law Review, as well as a member of the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and the senior editor for the Syrian Accountability Project. During her final year at the University of Missouri, she served as a full-time news producer for ABC 17 News. Shelby spent her first summer of law school at the Shelby County District Attorney General's Office in Memphis, Tenn., in the Public Corruption and Economic Crimes Unit. Full biography

Christopher w. FolkChristopher W. Folk

is a 2017 graduate of SU College of Law. A non-traditional student, Christopher returned to academia after spending nearly twenty years in the high tech industry. Christopher served in the Marine Corps, graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. In Applied Economics and Business Management, attended Northeastern University’s High-Tech MBA Program and received a M.S. In Computer Information Systems. Christopher previously worked in Software Engineering. Christopher is currently serving his second term as Town Justice for the Town of Waterloo. Christopher externed with a Cybersecurity firm in the Washington, D.C. area between his first and second year at SU College of Law. Full biography

Anna Maria Castillo

Anna Maria Castillois 2016 graduate of Syracuse College of Law. She also holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She has interned at a London-based think-tank that specializes in transnational terrorism and global security and at the legal department of a defense contractor. She served as an executive editor in the Syracuse Law Review. Full biography

Jennifer A. CamilloJennifer A. Camillo

is a 2015 graduate of Syracuse College of Law and is a prosecutor. She has served as a law clerk in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York and the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office and as an extern in the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office. She was a member of the Syracuse National Trial Team and was awarded the Tiffany Cup by the New York Bar Association for her trial advocacy achievements.

Tara J. PistoreseTara J. Pistorese

holds Juris Doctor and Masters of Public Administration degrees from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and its College of Law. She wrote for this blog when a student. She is now a member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Benjamin Zaiser

is both a scholar and a Federal Agent of the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany. (Opinions expressed here are his own and not any part of official duty.) Full biography


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