[ISN] DoD told to add more cyberwarfare training

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 04:09:27 -0500 (CDT)

By Rick Maze 
Staff writer
June 16, 2009

The House Armed Services Committee moved Tuesday to escalate U.S. 
cyberwarfare efforts with a five-part defensive plan for protecting 
critical military information systems.

Short- and long-term initiatives were approved by the committee as part 
of its version of the 2010 defense authorization bill.

One immediate requirement of the bill langauage would be for the Defense 
Department to come up with a better, more coordinated process for 
discovering and addressing software vulnerabilities in defense systems. 
At some high level within the Pentagon, defense, service and defense 
agency officials would coordinate their efforts.

Another immediate change would allow private-sector civilians to receive 
training from the Defense Cyber Investigation Training Academy, which 
could create a wider base of people who can address problems.

And the bill would order a joint-service office for cyber capabilities 
that would work on policies involving tactics, technologies and manning 
of cyber-related commands and bills.


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