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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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OPM Unveils Federal Cyber Talent Recruitment Portal

The Office of Personnel Management has launched a new website that offers information and tools to support talent recruitment from various sources such as federal government websites. OPM said Tuesday CyberCareers.gov is a central element of the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy and designed to provide specific cybersecurity information and resource portals to job hunters, managers and supervisors …

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DoD Advisory Board OKs Weapon Vulnerability Assessment, Machine Learning Advancement

The Defense Innovation Advisory Board on Monday cleared a dozen recommendations that seek to help the Defense Department maintain its technological edge as well as manage its operations, culture and processes, DoD News reported Monday. Some of the recommendations approved by the 15-member advisory board during its second meeting at the Pentagon include …

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Sen. Mark Warner Seeks Cybersecurity, Wireless Comm Updates From Washington Metro Transit Agency

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) has asked the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority about its cybersecurity operations, wireless communication deployment efforts and measures to address interoperability issues related to its communications systems for first responders. Warner, co-founder of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, raised the three areas of concern in a letter to …

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OPM Releases Guidance on Cyber Job Coding at Agencies

The Office of Personnel Management has released new guidance that aims to help agencies apply updated procedures on assigning job codes to cybersecurity positions. The guidance published Wednesday seeks to align with the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act that requires OPM to create procedures to help agencies apply the coding structure within the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education’s cybersecurity workforce …

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Reince Priebus: Trump Accepts Intell Community’s Conclusion on Russia-Linked Election Hacks

Reince Priebus, incoming White House chief of staff, has said President-elect Donald Trump has acknowledged the U.S. intelligence community’s findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election through cyber hacking operations, Reuters reported Monday. Toni Clarke and Dustin Volz write Priebus said on the program “Fox News Sunday” Trump planned to ask …

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James Clapper: Foreign Counterparts Raise Concern Over ‘Disparagement’ of US Intell Community

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said he has received concerns from foreign intelligence agencies about the “disparagement of the U.S. Intelligence Community” by President-elect Donald Trump, CNN reported Thursday. Nicole Gaouette writes Clapper told Senate Armed Services Committee members at a Thursday hearing on international cyber threats that he believes …

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