Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Fogarty, commanding general of U.S. Army Cyber Command, toured the Forge facility on May 16 and left a note of appreciation for Forge staff and their work. (Photo by Cecilia Tueros, PEO EIS)

Army Cyber Command is ‘evolving’ beyond cyber-operations

Army Cyber Command's mission is "evolving" to focus on operations not strictly limited to traditional cyber operations, its command general said.
200326-N-VI040-1002 NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan (MAR. 26, 2020) Hospital Corpsman Apprentice Jacob Velazquez of Redlands, California checks the temperature of an incoming Sailor to the Branch health Clinic on Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi. The temperature checks assist in preventing the potential of COVID-19 on the base. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rafael Avelar/Released)

The Navy wants to use wearable tech to fight spread of COVID-19

The Navy is seeking commercially available proximity-tracking technology based on wearables that continuously track the distance between themselves and others nearby.
Essye Miller, Director at Defense Information Management, speaks during the Breaking the Gender Barrier panel at the Air Space, Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

DOD networks, under ‘unprecedented’ strain, are more vulnerable to attacks, official says

"With the increase in telework capability comes an increase in attack surface for our adversaries,” says Essye Miller of the CIO's office. "They are already taking advantage…
More than 650 cyber professionals, including U.S. service members and DoD civilians, as well as partner nation military personnel and other agency personnel, participated in exercise Cyber Flag 19-1, in Suffolk, Va., June 21-28. The tactical-level exercise focused on the continued building of a community of defensive cyber operators and the improvement of the overall capability of the U.S. and partner nations. For a full story on the exercise, go to (U.S. Cyber Command Public Affairs photo)

Army’s new cyber units come with serious workforce challenges, GAO finds

The Army is facing a range of staffing, equipment and training issues as it shifts to face the future of warfare.
Brigadier General Dennis A. Crall, Chief Information Officer of the Marine Corps, speaks to Marines during the 8412 Symposium at the Davis Conference Center aboard MacDill Air Force Base Tampa, Florida, Aug. 23, 2017. The Symposium brought all career recruiters together to provide information, develop updated recruiting products, and conduct sustainment training for the professional development of 6MCD’s Career Recruiting force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)

DOD needs to staff up to hire Cyber Excepted Service personnel, officials say

The Department of Defense finally has the plan and the authority to more quickly hire cyberwarriors — now it just lacks a dedicated staff big enough to…
An Airman types on his computer during the Cybersecurity Foundry Course at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 9, 2018. Course instructors taught 100 cyberspace students various cybersecurity functions, processes, procedures and data analysis skills to further their ability to secure the Air Force Network. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mariette Adams)

The Pentagon wants to bring on a recruiter to hire tech talent

The Department of Defense readily acknowledges that it isn’t the greatest at attracting top civilian tech talent — and it’s definitely not as good as the private sector is.…