DHS Set to Announce Cyber Merger

In what could mark a major improvement to the nation’s ability to defend itself against cyber threats, the Department of Homeland Security will announce Friday that the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team will merge with the National Coordinating Center for Telecommunications.The two groups — now separated by two floors — will now be co-located and will operate jointly. It’s an interesting pairing, putting the public-private CERT together with the NCC, an interagency group of 22 Federal departments and agencies first created by President Kennedy in the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Read the full story [Colin Clark/DoD Buzz] 

In what could mark a major improvement to the nation’s ability to defend itself against cyber threats, the Department of Homeland Security will announce Friday that the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team will merge with the National Coordinating Center for Telecommunications.

The two groups — now separated by two floors — will now be co-located and will operate jointly. It’s an interesting pairing, putting the public-private CERT together with the NCC, an interagency group of 22 Federal departments and agencies first created by President Kennedy in the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Read the full story [Colin Clark/DoD Buzz] 

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