US spy agencies carried out 231 offensive cyberattacks in 2011, primarily targeted at Iran, Russia, North Korea, and China, The Washington Post reports.
Separating the two positions could help keep abuses of power in check, as the NSA works to win back the public's trust.
As the Middle East country beefs up its cyberforces, Mojtaba Ahmadi, the head of its Cyber War Headquarters, is said to be found with two bullet wounds near his heart.
With US surveillance policy under review, the White House decides to keep one military official in charge of both the NSA and Cyber Command.
New designations should allow the programs to better compete for increasingly scarce Pentagon funding, an official says.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper presents his yearly congressional report on security threats facing the nation. Cyberattacks appear for the first time -- and get top billing.