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White House Eyes Software Product Security Ratings System

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The White House is considering endorsing a cybersecurity ratings model developed by Peter Zatko’s Cyber Independent Testing Lab in an effort to help screen the safety level of software products, Nextgov reported Friday. Aliya Sternstein writes the White House’s cyber commission looks to include the CITL rating system in the group’s recommendations to …

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Peter Cook: DoD Leaders Continues Collaboration with Allies to Address Global Security Threats

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Peter Cook, Pentagon press secretary, told reporters that Defense Secretary Ash Carter has assured his U.K. counterpart, Michael Fallon, that the two nations will continue to maintain close defense ties, DoD News reported Friday. Terri Moon Cronk writes the two countries will also continue their respective roles in global security issues including …

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Army Times: Army Launches Final Deployment of Kiowa Warriors, Apache to Replace Helicopter Units

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The U.S. Army has completed the final deployment of older Kiowa Warriors that will be replaced by the AH-64D Apaches, Army Times reported Sunday. Luke Carberry Mogan writes members of 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade have arrived in South Korea for the final service of the OH-58D units and will return to …

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Global Defense Leaders to Address North Korean Ballistic Missile Launches

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Defense officials from U.S., Japan and South Korea have held a discussion via videoconference regarding recent North Korean missile launches believed to have fallen in the Sea of Japan. DoD News reported Friday Kelly Magsamen, acting assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, Yoo Jeh-seung, South Korea’s deputy defense minister for policy, …

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GSA Purchases Frederick County, VA Site for FBI Central Records Complex

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The U.S. General Services Administration has purchased 59 acres of land in Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia for $4.75 million to house the FBI‘s future Central Records Complex as the bureau seeks to comply with the National Archives‘ record storage requirements. GSA aims to help the FBI consolidate its records from 265 current locations and continue efforts …

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Jack Wilmer: DISA Needs Security Tools to Defend DoD Apps in Commercial Cloud

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Jack Wilmer, a Defense Information Systems Agency official, has said DISA needs to field tools designed to defend Defense Department applications from potential security vulnerabilities in commercial cloud environments. Wilmer, vice director of the development and business center at DISA, told attendees of the MeriTalk Cloud Computing Brainstorm event that the need …

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Defense News: AF Considers UTC’s ACES 5 For F-35 Ejection Seat Replacement

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The U.S. Air Force is considering whether to adopt United Technologies‘ ACES 5 ejection seat for the F-35 fighter jet as a replacement for the Martin-Baker US16E version, Defense News reported Monday. Air Force Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, the service branch’s lead uniformed acquisition officer, told Defense News the service branch sent a letter to the F-35 Joint Program …

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