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Cloud could provide cybersecurity boost to intelligence, defense

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October 18, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Technology
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The intelligence community and Defense Department are increasingly looking to virtualization and the cloud to secure the networks critical to national security, according to the commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency.

“When you think about changing that paradigm, one of the things that comes up when I talked to our folks when I asked them what would make us the most difficult target…the answer was going virtual, going to cloud technology,” Army Gen. Keith Alexander said Oct.17 at the GEOINT Symposium in San Antonio.

He said NSA has partnered with the National Geospatial Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office and the Defense Intelligence Agency – a team he referred to as ‘the quad’ – to determine how to actively defend the networks those agencies rely on.

via Defense Systems, continued here.