Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Civilian Cyber Militia?

Is it possible that the Department of Defense (DoD) will hire part-time employees to help the National Guard thwart cyberattacks? According to a recent news release this could happen (see "Defense to Weigh Civilian Cyber Militia", NextGov.com, December 23, 2013). The concept was outlined in the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act which calls for an assessment of the plan. An earlier proposal from Congress considered the standing up of state "Cyber and Computer Network Incident Response Teams".

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