Cyber Security

Washington Report (February 7, 2017) Legislation introduced Monday by several senators from both parties affirms the cybersecurity abilities found in the National Guard. The DOD Emergency Response Capabilities Database Enhancement Act of 2017 would require the Defense Department to track the cyber... Read more
Washington Report (January 31, 2017) Active Guard and Reserve officers and warrant officers are now able to apply for a voluntary transfer to the Army’s cyber branch. The deadline is Feb. 10 and results are expected to be announced March 24. Candidates should have high-end technical experience,... Read more
Washington Report (October 11, 2016) The Air Force has begun a one-year campaign emphasizing cyber security across the service. Lt. Gen. William J. Bender, the chief information officer, is also establishing the Chief Information Security Office, or CISO. “We must position cyber at the forefront of... Read more
Washington Report (August 30, 2016) Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., says physical capabilities may have to be set aside when filling the ranks of the military’s cyber teams. She met Monday in St. Louis with members of the Missouri National Guard cyber team, who told her they nearly lost a valuable... Read more
Washington Report (May 17, 2016) The House will consider its version of the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act this week, while the version passed by the Senate Armed Services Committee last week leaks out in bits and pieces. Published reports show a difference in the two plans... Read more
Washington Report (May 10, 2016) The Air Force has made “limited progress” putting in place recommendations from a panel created by Congress to determine how the service should look to meet its mission requirements, according to the Government Accountability Office. Two years after the National... Read more
  I was in the room Wednesday as Defense Secretary Ash Carter revealed his plan to reform the structure of the military at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think tank in Washington, D.C. In his talk, “Breaking New Ground: Preparing the DOD for the Future,” Carter said it was... Read more
Washington Report (Dec. 15, 2015) The National Guard Bureau announced last week plans to stand up 13 more cyber units across 23 states by the end of fiscal 2019. The Army National Guard will activate seven cyber-protection teams. In fiscal 2018, Guard officials will establish separate CPTs across... Read more
WASHINGTON (Oct. 21, 2015) — Unique cybersecurity capabilities and partnerships will be featured when the House National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus hosts the first State Cyber Day tomorrow (Oct. 22) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building.  Officials from... Read more
Washington Report (October 20, 2015) The role of the National Guard and other state organizations in cyber security will be on display Thursday during State Cyber Day in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The event is sponsored by the House National Guard and Reserve Components... Read more