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John McCain: Defense Acquisition Reform Ideas Aimed at Accountability, ‘Unwarranted Optimism’

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in an interview Wednesday that his defense acquisition reform efforts work to address his concerns over accountability and “unwarranted optimism” in acquisition programs. McCain told Ryan Evans of War on the Rocks that giving a bigger role to service chiefs …

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GAO Singles Out PIV, CDM, Einstein as Key for Agency Cyber Challenges

A Government Accountability Office leader has identified the current cyber challenges facing federal agencies and the governmentwide initiatives that can help them strengthen cybersecurity amid evolving threats in testimony before lawmakers. Gregory Wilshusen, director of information security issues at GAO, said in a written statement to House lawmakers Wednesday that challenges include program design …

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Janine Davidson: Nat’l Military Strategy Seeks to Address Changes in Global Threat Environment

The National Military Strategy highlights five major areas in the U.S. efforts to address changes in what Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey calls an “unpredictable” global threat environment, according to Janine Davidson. Davidson, a senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, wrote in a blog …

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NIST Cyber Hub Proposes ‘Building Blocks’ for Email, Mobile Device Security

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence of the National Institute of Standards and Technology has unveiled its proposals for cyber measures in email security and Personal Identity Verification credentials on mobile devices. NIST said Thursday the two draft “building blocks” will work to address cybersecurity issues among businesses and are open for public comment …

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