Amanda Palleschi

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The Insider | November 18, 2011

U.S. Cyber Command is gathering 200 "lessons learned" from a recent "Cyber Flag" exercise, Maj. Gen. George Allen, the command's director of plans and policy (J-5), said today.

Daily News | November 16, 2011

A new cyberwarfare policy report submitted to Congress by the Defense Department this week "does a good job" describing DOD's offensive authorities in cyberspace but leaves "open questions" about its civil authorities in cyberspace and definitions of concepts like active defense, according to U.S. Strategic Command chief Gen. Robert Kehler.

The Insider | November 14, 2011

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) today sent a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressing support for a national security review of the recently announced joint venture between General Electric and the Chinese firm AVIC.

Daily News | November 7, 2011

The head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said today that the agency will focus "an increasing portion" of its cyber research on investigating offensive capabilities in the coming years, while a leading cybersecurity analyst posited that such capabilities could not be used until the Pentagon's defensive capabilities become sufficient.

The Insider | November 7, 2011

The Defense Department must "change the paradigm" of how it responds to cyber threats, according to a top Pentagon official.

Daily News | October 20, 2011

An independent assessment team will conduct a "major program review" next week of both variants of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) demonstration program, according to a Lockheed Martin program manager.

Daily News | October 11, 2011

The chairman of a key cybersecurity panel does not expect the Defense Department to be able to develop an overarching budget estimate for full-spectrum cyberspace operations until the fiscal year 2013 budget request.

Daily News | September 22, 2011

Senate appropriators have recommended that the Defense Department receive its requested funding for Information Systems Security program despite objections from House appropriators.

Daily News | September 8, 2011

Republicans in Congress have taken the wrong approach in communicating to the public the risks of steep defense cuts, Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) told Inside the Pentagon today.

Daily News | August 5, 2011

The Pentagon has awarded Raytheon a $3.5 million contract over two years to procure a software program that can monitor user behavior on computer networks without a user's knowledge as part of an insider-threat detection initiative.

Daily News | July 27, 2011

The Pentagon is expecting a "downward trend" in price negotiations with Lockheed Martin on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, according to a senior DOD official.

Daily News | July 27, 2011

The Navy has concluded negotiations with Northrop Grumman on the E-2D Hawkeye program, reaching an agreement praised today by Defense Department director of pricing Shay Assad.

The Insider | July 25, 2011

The Pentagon today launched a website highlighting the department's first official cybersecurity strategy.

Daily News | July 14, 2011

A pilot program in which the Pentagon shares classified threat intelligence with defense contractors and commercial Internet service providers is slated for expansion this fall, Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn said today.

Daily News | June 23, 2011

Citing undermanned areas of its cyber operations workforce, the Pentagon is telling Congress that additional force structure growth will be required to address the growing threat to its networks.

Daily News | June 10, 2011

House appropriators are threatening to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in information security funds until the Pentagon provides Congress more details on the plans and budget for the department's activities in cyberspace, according to a document reviewed by

The Insider | June 3, 2011

The FBI is investigating the recent breach of Lockheed Martin's computer networks as a "cyber crime," while the Pentagon is playing a supporting role in analyzing the breach, according to Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy Robert Butler.

Daily News | June 2, 2011

The Pentagon's new director of defense pricing, Shay Assad, will play a key role in advising and assisting the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program and other multibillion-dollar efforts as they conduct contract negotiations and aim to hit "should-cost" affordability goals.

Daily News | May 24, 2011

American companies are "well-positioned" to compete for Indian defense contracts over the next several years, despite the elimination of two U.S. fighter aircraft from India's Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft competition, a State Department official said today.

The Insider | May 19, 2011

A Huntsville, AL-based defense contractor has acquired a cyber security and information assurance program from EADS-North America, which counts the Defense Department and other government agencies among its customers.

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