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Army Fields Cloud-Based System for Ammo Management

The U.S. Army started to implement an updated management platform in January to help the military branch’s reserve and active components monitor and control ammunition supply activities. The Standard Army Ammunition System is a cloud-based platform that has a centralized database and server that work to provide users real-time visibility on …

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FedRAMP Seeks Comments on ‘Tailored’ Baseline for Low-Risk Cloud Services

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program seeks public feedback on a draft “tailored” baseline meant to accelerate the authorization of low risk cloud services for government use. FedRAMP said Thursday the Tailored baseline will cover minimum security control requirements for low-impact cloud offerings and that authorizing officials could identify additional security controls if needed. The proposed …

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GAO Recommends Strategies to Boost Federal IT System Security

The Government Accountability Office has recommended five strategies the agency believes can help the federal government strengthen the security of federal information systems and critical infrastructure in the U.S. GAO said Wednesday federal agencies should consistently implement risk-based entity-wide data security programs; optimize cyber incident detection, response and mitigation functions; and expand cyber workforce planning …

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Rear Adm. David Lewis: SPAWAR’s 2017 Strategic Plan Aims to Streamline C4ISR, IT Service Delivery

Rear Adm. David Lewis, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command chief, has said SPAWAR’s fiscal 2017 strategic plan has five areas of focus and one of those is to accelerate and streamline delivery of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms. Lewis told C4ISRNET reporter Mark Pomerleau in an …

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Inspector General: NASA Should Coordinate Physical & Cyber Security Efforts

NASA‘s inspector general has called on the space agency to establish a framework to coordinate physical and cyber efforts. The space agency’s use of information technology equipment to control physical processes makes operational technology systems vulnerable to security challenges such as malicious hacking, NASA’s IG said in a report published Wednesday. The report noted …

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