For six years, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency worked on a program known as Plan X to help commanders plan and conduct cyber operations. The goal was for leaders to see the cyber environment just as they would the physical world. Now, the Air Force and the Pentagon's Strategic Capabilities Office are continuing the program and have renamed it
The Department of Defense has weighed in against a proposal before the Federal Communications Commission to open the 1 to 2 Gigahertz frequency range-the L band-for use in 5G cellular networks. The reason: segments of that range of radio spectrum are already used by Global Positioning System signals and other military systems.
On Oct. 25, Cable, who worked for the Defense Digital Service and was a freshman at Stanford University, reported a problem to the department through the Pentagon's HackerOne vulnerability disclosure page.
The Defense Department has been failing to take into account the potential security risks of buying commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology items such as laptops, security cameras, software and networking equipment, according to the office of the Pentagon Inspector General.
The Department of Homeland Security is trying to replicate a strategy used by the Department of Defense to protect and defend its networks, and the plan could soon be used across the entire federal government.