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Kirstjen Nielsen: DHS Aims to Provide Critical Infrastructure Cyber Support via ‘Security as a Service’ Program

Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has said DHS might directly deliver cybersecurity services to energy companies, airports and other critical infrastructure operators under a new White House cyber strategy, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Nielsen told reporters at the RSA Cybersecurity Conference in San Francisco that the cyber strategy will …

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Report: Jeff Boleng Named DoD’s Special Assistant for Software Acquisition

Jeff Boleng, acting chief technology officer at Carnegie Mellon University’s software engineering institute, will serve as special assistant for software acquisition at the Defense Department starting Monday, April 16, Defense News reported Friday. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and a 2018 Wash100 recipient, announced Boleng’s appointment to the …

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GSA’s Joanne Collins Smee on $100M Technology Modernization Fund, industry best practices

Joanne Collins Smee, acting director of technology transformation services at the General Services Administration, has said she believes the $100 million worth of funding that Congress authorized for the Technology Modernization Fund for the remaining months of fiscal 2018 is a “great thing,” Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “It’s $100 million …

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Report: Review of DoD nuclear command, control & communications system now underway

The Defense Department’s nuclear command, control and communications system is now under review amid increasing threats in cyber and space domains as cited in the Nuclear Posture Review, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. The NC3 system includes communications satellites, ground stations and aircraft; control centers for nuclear platforms; and warning satellites and …

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GAO: DoD should factor workload, unmanned aircraft use into fighter squadron requirements review

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Defense Department reassess fighter pilot squadron requirements across military services to mirror existing and emerging conditions such as the rise in workload and use of unmanned aircraft systems. GAO said in a report publicly released Wednesday officials at the Air Force, Navy and the Marine Corps …

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