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White House Economic Council Calls for Public-Private Collaboration to Address Cyber Threats

The White House Council of Economic Advisers has called on public and commercial sectors to advance collaboration to address cybersecurity risks. The council said Wednesday the private sector has initiated efforts to prevent cyber threats through IT system security efforts and development of platforms that work to facilitate cyber vulnerability threat …

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National Space Council Aims to Streamline Space Launch Licensing Process

The National Space Council has approved four recommendations that seek to introduce changes to commercial space regulations, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. Vice President Mike Pence, chair of the council, and other NSC members cleared the recommendations during their second public session Wednesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The council’s first recommendation …

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Report: South Korea Eyes PAC-3 Missile Purchase in Response to North Korean Threat

South Korea plans to buy Lockheed Martin-built Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles through a potential $53 million contract to support defense efforts against ballistic missile threats posed by North Korea, Defense News reported Monday. The East Asian country’s defense acquisition program administration approved Feb. 7 the procurement plan for PAC-3 Missile …

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Interagency Working Group Analyzes Current State of Cyber Standards Devt for Internet of Things

An interagency group has released a draft report that examines the current state of the development and implementation of international cybersecurity standards for internet of things-based systems, components and services. The National Institute of Standards and Technology said the draft report by the international cybsersecurity standards working group describes five IoT technology …

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Jeanette Manfra: DHS Unveils Supply Chain Initiative to Address Cyber Gaps Between Govt, Contractors

The Department of Homeland Security has introduced a program that aims to identify cybersecurity gaps between federal agencies and contractors, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for the office of cybersecurity and communications at DHS’ national protection and programs directorate, told reporters Wednesday the supply chain initiative launched …

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Report: MDA Requests $9.9B for FY 2019 Budget to Back GMD System, 2 Pacific Radars

The Missile Defense Agency has requested a budget of $9.9 billion for fiscal year 2019 in an effort to counter emerging threats that include North Korea’s nuclear weapon development efforts and ballistic missile tests, Defense News reported Tuesday. Gary Pennett, director of operations at MDA, told reporters Monday the agency’s proposed …

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