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February 2023

Balloon of Death

On February 24, 1945, Sheriff Warren Hyde of Box Elder County in Utah chased down a Japanese balloon bomb that then took him on a wild ride.

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NSA/CSS Memorial Wall

On February 22, 1996, National Security Agency/Central Security Service dedicated the Memorial Wall in OPS2B to those who sacrificed their lives.

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Flag Officer Assignments: RDML Heidi Berg

Rear Adm. (lower half) Heidi K. Berg will be assigned as assistant deputy chief of naval operations for Operations, Plans, and Strategy, N3/N5B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Berg is currently serving as director, Plans and Policy, J5, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

RADM Berg’s biography follows:

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50 Years Ago Today the National Security Operations Center as National Security Agency was Established!

The National Security Operations Center (NSOC) was inaugurated formally with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 21, 1973.  In a formal message announcing this event, the Director observed: “The National SIGINT Operation Center, although still evolving, is a significant milestone in the continuing development of a coherent and responsive SIGINT System for the United States.

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Nixon in China

On February 21, 1972, Richard M. Nixon arrived in China for an historic eight-day official visit. He was the first U.S. president to visit the People’s Republic of China since its founding in 1949.

The meeting between Nixon and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai resulted in the Shanghai Communique, a pledge to set aside differences, especially on Taiwan, and to begin the process of the normalization of relations.

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DOD issues long-awaited Cyber Workforce Framework

The framework establishes an “authoritative lexicon based on the work an individual is performing, not their position titles, occupational series, or designator.”

Defense Department CIO John Sherman on Wednesday publicly issued the DOD Cyber Workforce Framework after months of previewing the new lexicon for defense personnel who perform IT and cybersecurity-related roles.

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