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Sen. Mark Warner: US Govt Needs to Address Security Clearance Backlog, Establish Cyber Guidelines

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., has said he considers the security clearance backlog and the lack of a cyber doctrine as national security crises, Federal News Radio reported Monday. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s vice chairman said Friday at a Northern Virginia Technology Council event that the security clearance process takes 540 days to …

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Senate Panel’s 2018 NDAA Would Reorganize DoD CIO Office, Ban Russian Anti-Virus Software

The Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the fiscal 2018 defense policy bill would ban Kaspersky Lab‘s anti-virus software from Defense Department systems and reorganize the DoD chief information officer position, Defense One reported Friday. SASC unanimously approved the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, that calls for the department to divide the …

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Senate Sends $619B Fiscal 2017 NDAA to White House

The Senate sent the proposed $618.7 billion defense policy bill for fiscal year 2017 to the White House with a 92-7 vote days after the House passed the measure, Reuters reported Thursday. Patricia Zengerle writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act contains a $3.2 billion rise in military spending, provisions that …

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ISACA’s Theresa Grafenstine Recommends Cybersecurity Priorities for Next US President

Theresa Grafenstine, vice chair of ISACA’s board and inspector general of the House of Representatives, has outlined five cybersecurity issues that she believes the 45th U.S. president should prioritize within the first 100 days of the new administration. Grafenstine wrote in an opinion piece published in the Hill that the incoming president must …

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Eric Fanning Talks Plans for ‘Rapid Capability Office’

U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning has discussed his priorities for the service branch with soldiers, staff members and civilian employees at his inaugural town hall meeting, the Army reported Thursday. Fanning told event attendees on Tuesday at the Pentagon that he expects the newly established “rapid capability office” to help advance Army readiness …

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