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DHS Offers Online Cyber Courses to Veterans Via Federal Virtual Training Environment


The Department of Homeland Security has begun to provide online cybersecurity training courses to retired uniformed personnel, Nextgov reported Friday. Aliya Sternstein writes DHS offers on-demand classes in mobile security, malware analysis and ethical hacking to veterans through the Federal Virtual Training Environment. Retired servicemembers that seek to gain professional …

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Virginia to Host Summit on Cyber-Physical System Security; Gov. Terry McAuliffe Comments

Gov. Terry McAuliffe

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will facilitate a summit on the security of cyber networks and physical systems at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Virginia from Sept. 20 to 22. The Cyber-Physical Systems Summit will be held to spread awareness about the challenges that organizations face to protect autonomous platforms, infrastructure and Internet …

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DoD Issues New Document on IT, Cybersecurity Goals; Terry Halvorsen Comments


The Defense Department has released a nine-page document that details DoD’s plans to update its information technology infrastructure and build up its cybersecurity posture, Signal magazine reported Thursday. Sandra Jontz writes Terry Halvorsen, DoD chief information officer, introduced Thursday the “DoD Information Technology Environment – Way Forward to Tomorrow’s Strategic Landscape” document …

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Denise Turner Roth: GSA Rolls Out Cyber Special Item Number in Support of White House Cybersecurity Plan

Denise Turner Roth

The General Services Administration has launched a new special item number for cybersecurity platforms and services and collaborated with other federal agencies to develop procurement support to facilitate cyber vulnerability assessments of government information technology systems. GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth wrote in a blog post published Monday such actions are part …

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DOE Selects 12 Projects for Energy System Infrastructure Defense Effort; Ernest Moniz Comments

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The Energy Department has allotted $34 million in funds for 12 projects designed to harden systems against attacks in support of Secretary Ernest Moniz’ call for more investments in U.S. energy emergency responses. DOE said Tuesday the funds will go to energy sector organizations through the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s Cybersecurity …

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Pentagon Vet David DeVries Named OPM CIO; Beth Cobert Comments

David De Vries

David DeVries, principal deputy chief information officer of the Defense Department, is set to join the Office of Personnel Management in the coming weeks as CIO. The 35-year DoD veteran will provide strategic leadership to help strengthen OPM’s cyber posture through partnership with other agencies as part of the White House’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan, OPM said …

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