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DoD, DHS Team for Cyber-Security

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 10-14-2010 Print

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An agreement between the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security maps out some of the ways the two government organizations will cooperate to combat cyber-threats.

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have agreed to work closer to combat cyber-threats to military and civilian computer systems and networks. A new memorandum of agreement was reached to coordinate and improve efforts to secure the country's cyber-infrastructure, according to the document (PDF).

As part of the agreement, DoD cyber-analysts will work hand-in-hand with DHS to support the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center. The agreement also provides a full-time senior DHS leader to the National Security Agency, as well as a support team made up of DHS legal specialists and other personnel. It also calls for the NSA to arrange a "Cryptologic Services Group" at the NCCIC at DHS to work with DHS and support the National Cyber Incident Response Plan.

For more, read the eWeek article Department of Defense, DHS Team for Cyber-Security.



 

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