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Oct. 14, 2009
America's growing dependence on information technology has given rise to the need for greater protection of digital networks and infrastructures, President Barack Obama said when he proclaimed October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, private companies, non-profit groups and academia are working together to protect cyberspace.

U.S. Cyber Command Preparations Under Way

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2010 - Preparations for the formal establishment of U.S. Cyber Command, which will operate and defend the Defense Department's information networks, are in progress, a senior military officer told the House Armed Services Committee. Story

Admiral Cites Need to
Prepare for All Threats

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2009 - Military commanders of the future should be proficient at managing high-tech communications networks and also should know how to wage conventional, irregular and hybrid warfare, a senior U.S. Navy officer said. Story

Pentagon Officials Stress Importance of Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2009 - Pentagon officials stress that no matter what computer you use, you need to take cybersecurity into account. Story

Cybersecurity Awareness
Gets Focus in October

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2009 - The National Cybersecurity Alliance Ė sponsors of Cybersecurity Awareness Month Ė has some tips to help protect you and your family from information meltdown. Story

Lynn Calls for Collaboration
In Establishing Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2009 - Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn said the departmentís culture regarding Cybersecurity issues must change, and become more robust to ensure safety of information networks. Story

Gates Establishes New
Cyber Subcommand

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2009 - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates signed a memo establishing a subcommand focused on Cybersecurity, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said. Story

Questions Abound in Cyber Theater of Operations, Vice Chairman Says

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2009 - The Defense Department must apply the same analytical rigor and resources to cyber operations as it would to any other theater of operations, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Story

Obama Announces
Cybersecurity Office

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2009 - The nationís computer network infrastructure will be defended as a national strategic asset under a plan President Barack Obama announced. Story

Gates Presses to Boost
Computer Network Security

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2009 - Defense Department officials are working to reduce vulnerability to cyber-attack attempts that occur regularly and are likely to continue for the foreseeable future, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said. Story

Social Software Keys Information Sharing, Security, Researchers Say

WASHINGTON,April 3, 2009 - Social software such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter may close information gaps on the battlefield by advancing collaboration and information sharing among warfighters and analysts, according to researchers at the National Defense University. Story