Blog Posts Tagged with "2012 Defense Authorization Act"

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US Strategic Command on Defending Cyberspace

February 07, 2012 Added by:Headlines

DoD networks and personnel are being tested to the very limits of their ability to deflect assault. Attackers all over the world are utilizing every conceivable method to gain access to our critical systems and introduce malicious code to exploit or destroy our assets...

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Defense Secretary Panetta: Cyber Attack Could Paralyze US

January 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"I think we have to be prepared not only to defend against that kind of attack but if necessary we are going to have to be prepared to be able to be aggressive when it comes to cyber efforts as well. We've got to develop the technology, the capability, we've got to be able to defend this country..."

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Congress Sanctions Offensive Military Action in Cyberspace

December 15, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Section 954 of the the FY 2012 defense authorization act states that “Congress affirms that the Department of Defense has the capability, and upon direction by the President may conduct offensive operations in cyberspace to defend our Nation, allies and interests..."

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