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US & Japan Affirm Int’l Cooperation, Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Cybersecurity

The governments of Japan and the U.S. have affirmed their commitment to cooperate on bilateral cyber concerns and bolster public-private partnerships with industry, academia and civil society in efforts to achieve cybersecurity and resiliency. A joint Japan-U.S. statement published Monday by the State Department said whole-of-government collaboration is key to …

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White House Appoints Allison Brigati as GSA Associate Admin for Office of Government-wide Policy

Allison Brigati, a former general counsel and director of strategic initiatives at the National Academy of Public Administration, has joined the General Services Administration as associate administrator for the Office of Government-wide Policy. GSA said Monday President Donald Trump picked Brigati to help guide strategic policymaking for the federal government on areas such …

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NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense CoE Calls for Joint Response to NotPetya, WannaCry Attacks

A group of researchers at NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence has urged the international community to pursue a joint response to the threat actors behind the NotPetya and WannaCry malware campaigns. The organization said Friday researchers Bernhards Blumbergs, Tomas Minarik, Kris van der Meij and Lauri Lindstrom have called for a …

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DHS, ARL Unveil Virtual Training Platform for First Responders to Active Shooter Incidents

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has collaborated with the Army Research Laboratory to deploy a new virtual training platform that works to help first responders coordinate their tactics for active shooter incidents. DHS said Monday the Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment is a free multiplayer online tool that is …

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Navy Staff Director James Foggo Nominated as Commander of Naval Forces Europe-Africa, JFC Naples

Vice Adm. James Foggo III, director of the U.S. Navy staff, could potentially assume command of U.S. Naval Forces Europe, U.S. Naval Forces Africa and the Allied Joint Force Command in Naples, Italy. The Defense Department said Tuesday that President Donald Trump nominated Foggo to lead the two Navy component commands and one NATO …

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