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House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz to Support Beth Cobert’s OPM Director Nomination

Beth Cobert, acting director at the Office of Personnel Management, has received support from House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) to serve as director of OPM on a permanent basis. Chaffetz urged the Senate to confirm Cobert, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2016, as OPM chief through a March 3 letter to Senate …

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Livermore Lab Scientists Develop New Technique to Detect Secret Underground Nuclear Test Sites

Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a technique that could potentially help international inspectors find secret sites used for underground nuclear tests within a search area of 1,000 square kilometers. LLNL researchers and scientists from National Security Technologies used computer models and a sampler tool to simulate gas …

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FBI, NHTSA Roll Out Public Alert on Cyber Threat Risks in Motor Vehicles

The FBI and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationt have released a public service announcement that seeks to raise awareness on cybersecurity threats linked to Internet-connected devices in motor vehicles. That PSA posted Thursday says threat actors can remotely attack a vehicle’s electronic control unit through the use of vulnerabilities in third-party devices …

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Army Eyes Improved Cybersecurity Posture With Network Screening Tool; Col. Ward Roberts Comments

The U.S. Army has deployed a new tool that works to help users screen the service branch’s network infrastructure for vulnerabilities and implement patches to protect the networks from potential cyber attacks, GCN reported Thursday. Mark Pomerleau writes the Assured Compliance Assessment Solution Reporting Toolkit is designed to transmit cyber …

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