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  • Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of the military\'s new Cyber Command and the director of the NSA, said DoD can help protect private networks from cyber attack - especially critical infrastructure - without infringing on civil liberties. He said civilian agencies and private network operators could leverage NSA\'s capabilities without having the spy agency be in charge of security.

  • Invited attendees will join the country\'s premiere cyber experts from U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency and Department of Homeland Security plus top cyber intelligence officials, defense and commercial industry leaders from Constellation Energy, Federal Reserve, HP, Johns Hopkins Healthcare System, Lockheed Martin, ManTech, SAIC, TASC, TeleCommunication Systems for an interactive discussion with Maryland educators from K-12, colleges and universities and workforce development organizations.

  • The National Security Agency has launched two new digital communications efforts. Both are designed to educate prospective employees on career opportunities with NSA. We get details from NSA\'s Lori Weltman.

  • David Rice has also served as a Global Network Vulnerability analyst for the National Security Agency, sources tell Computer Business Review.

  • GovInfoSecurity reports on a new application for smartphones designed to recruit cybersecurity professionals.

  • The National Security Agency plans to hire 1000 cybersecurity professionals in the next year. NSA\'s Associate Director for Human Resources, Kathy Hutson, told us how they plan to do that.

  • Slashdot and Threatpost report that the secretive NSA uses development methods that are public knowledge.

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  • OPM hosted a standing-room only training session to help agencies understand what the Executive Order to hire more people with disabilities calls for. OPM is developing new tools including a database of potentially qualified applicants and online training to help agencies bring more people with disabilities into the government.

  • Seymour Hersh writes in the New Yorker about the EP-3E debacle that has fueled a debate on whether the military or civilians should take the lead in cybersecurity.

  • The Defense Department is expanding its role by joining forces with the Department of Homeland Security to defend critical infrastructure from cyber attacks.

  • General Dale Meyerrose, former CIO for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss why the two departments are teaming up and ways agencies can confront the evolving challenges of cybersecurity.

  • By order of Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, NSA and DHS will exchange personnel, Wired reports.

  • Computer experts at the secretive National Security Agency are teaming up with the Homeland Security Department in an effort to strengthen the nation\'s defenses against cyber attacks.

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