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DHS Publishes National Cyber Incident Response Plan

The Department of Homeland Security has released the National Cyber Incident Response Plan that aims to boost the federal government’s capacity to manage cyber incidents. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday the plan describes the roles and responsibilities of federal, state, local, territorial and tribal entities as well as private sector and international …

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Deltek Report: DoD JIE Initiative Presents Opportunities for Data Center Services, SaaS Providers

A new Deltek report predicts that the Defense Department‘s efforts to implement the Joint Information Environment will open opportunities for industry providers of on-premise data center services and software-as-a-service platforms. The company’s “Defense IT: Priorities and Strategies, 2017 and Beyond” report found that  DoD aims to integrate big data analytics into JIE to help strengthen cybersecurity of …

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DoD Taps American Robotics to Set Up Pennsylvania Hub for Robotics Manufacturing Institute

The Defense Department has selected American Robotics to establish an innovation hub in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for a new robotics manufacturing institute as part of the Manufacturing USA network. The Advanced Robotics Manufacturing institute will contribute $173 million and will receive $80 million in federal funds to provide incentives to companies …

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Trump Appoints Former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani as Cybersecurity Adviser

Rudolph Giuliani, chairman and CEO of security consulting firm Giuliani Partners, has been selected to advise President-elect Donald Trump on cybersecurity challenges facing the private sector. Giuliani will initiate efforts to gain private sector leaders’ input on cybersecurity matters that can inform the government’s plans, the transition team said Thursday. Trump looks to host a …

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NIST’s Draft Cybersecurity Framework Update Covers Cyber Supply Chain Risk Mgmt

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released its proposed update to the Cybersecurity Framework in an effort to provide new information on cyber supply chain risk management and introduce measurement processes for cybersecurity. The 2017 Draft Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Security Version 1.1 also includes clarification on the …

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