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NSA cyberprowess goes domestic

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the National Security Agency will turn its talents in network-based intelligence gathering to a major new assignment, helping agencies and businesses to guard against cyberattacks and malicious hackers. Of course this sounds like the Homeland Security Department's mission, and, not surprisingly DHS is working with NSA on this one. Over 2,000 people from the two agencies will be assigned to the task.

Such a mission would "require a revision of the agency's charter" one anonymous senior intelligence official said. We've reported on how the NSA's information assurance branch trains military cadets through its annual Cyber Defense Exercise.

Posted by Joab Jackson on Sep 28, 2007 at 9:39 AM


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