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Heading to RSA: NSA Brings Innovative Ideas to Cybersecurity Industry
Photo of NSA booth at RSA 2019
Feb. 12, 2020 - Article previewing NSA's participation in the RSA 2020 conference.

FY 2021 DOD Budget Request Seeks 3% Pay Raise for Service Members
Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln as the ship pulls out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, following a scheduled port visit, Jan. 14, 2020.
Feb. 10, 2020 - The president's $705.4 billion request to fund DOD in fiscal 2021 prioritizes readiness and modernization, strengthening alliances, performance and accountability reforms, and service members and their families.

DOD Has Enduring Role in Election Defense
A U.S. Cyber Command airman and a member of Montenegro’s Defense Ministry review simulated cyber threat information during Defensive Cooperation at Podgorica, Montenegro, Sept. 28, 2018.
Feb. 10, 2020 - Voting has begun for the 2020 presidential election primary season — but it's not the beginning of the U.S. government's defense against foreign interference and influence in elections.

DOD to Require Cybersecurity Certification in Some Contract Bids
An F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter returns to a base in Southwest Asia, Nov. 16, 2019. In the future, defense contractors involved in the development of systems like the F-35 will need to show their company’s cybersecurity programs meet Defense Department standards.
Jan. 31, 2020 - By the end of September, the Defense Department will require at least some companies bidding on defense contracts to certify that they meet at least a basic level of cybersecurity standards.

U.S. Cyber Command, NSA Poised to Support U.S. Election Security
Brig. Gen. Hartman and Dave Imbordino speak at USC Election Security forum, Jan. 28, 2020.
Jan. 29, 2020 - USCC's Brig. Gen. Hartman & NSA's Dave Imbordino participate in the University of Southern California "Election Cyersecurity Initiative" forum, Jan. 28, 2020.

DISA Defending, Improving DOD Network, Director Says
Soldiers from the Network Cross-Functional Team assess the waveform strength of several mobile ad hoc network radio signals during the Rapid Innovation Fund capstone event at Yakima Training Center, Wash., Sept. 14, 2019.
Jan. 16, 2020 - The Defense Information Systems Agency's mission is to provide, operate and defend global command and control and information-sharing capabilities for the entire Defense Department, national-level leaders and coalition partners, the agency's director said.

A Very Important Patch Tuesday
Neal Ziring, NSA Cybersecurity Directorate Technical Director, official photo
Jan. 14, 2020 - On 14 January 2020, Microsoft released a patch for a Windows 10 vulnerability discovered by NSA (CVE-2020-0601).

Artificial Intelligence to be Used for Charting, Intel Collection
Air National Guard intelligence analysts assigned to the 181st Intelligence Wing work on new developmental programs at the Hulman Field Indiana National Guard Base, Ind., Nov. 02, 2019.
Dec. 13, 2019 - Top Defense Department officials believe artificial intelligence will play a vital role in supporting the mission of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.