The National Security Agency will hand over to the Defense Information Systems AgencyÂ a cybersecurity program that helps protect Defense Department networks against malware and zero-day threats, Fifth DomainÂ reported Saturday.
Natalie Pittore, an NSA spokeswoman, told Fifth Domain that theÂ Sharkseer program âbetter alignsâ with DISA’s mission.
A defense budget deal reached by congressional appropriators July 23 contains the transition effort.
Sharkseer usesÂ artificial intelligence to monitorÂ traffic across DoD networks and sift through emails and documents that could pose network security risks. Congress authorized $30 million to start operations of the program back in 2014.
Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., said a May statementÂ the program has identified more than two billionÂ cyber incidents across the Pentagonâs classified and unclassified networks, Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., said in a May statement.