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NIST Releases Interactive Tool for Cybersecurity Job Seekers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a CompTIA-built interactive online tool designed to help job seekers find cyber career-related information. Rodney Petersen, director of the NIST-led National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, unveiled CyberSeek at the 2016 NICE conference in Kansas City, Missouri, CompTIA said Nov. 1. “This interactive …

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GSA Issues Vulnerability Disclosure Rule for Technology Transformation Service-Run Systems

The General Services Administration’s technology transformation service organization has released a new policy that seeks to help security researchers report cyber vulnerabilities in TTS-run systems. TTS issued the vulnerability disclosure policy in an effort to assure security researchers that GSA will not initiate legal action under the Computer Fraud and …

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Michael Wynne: Analog Circuit Design Key to Cyber Defense

Michael Wynne, former U.S. Air Force secretary, has said the federal government should prioritize the shift from software patches to computational analog circuit design in order to defend computer networks from cyber threats. He wrote in a Breaking Defense opinion piece published Wednesday that government officials should work to protect federal websites …

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Supreme Court Approves DOJ Search Warrant Rule Amendment to Support Botnet Investigations

The Supreme Court has approved the Justice Department‘s proposed amendment that will help investigators streamline search warrant applications and dismantle botnet operations. Leslie Caldwell, assistant attorney general at DOJ’s criminal division, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday the amendment to the Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure on search warrants will take effect on Dec. 1, …

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Pentagon Unveils Website Vulnerability Disclosure Rule, Army’s Cyber Bug Hunting Challenge

The Defense Department has introduced a new policy that seeks to help computer security researchers detect and disclose cyber vulnerabilities in DoD websites and a “bug bounty” challenge that aims to authorize hackers to perform vulnerability identification in the U.S. Army’s networks. “The Vulnerability Disclosure Policy is a ‘see something, say something’ …

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Tom Sharpe Offers Updates on GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service Programs for FY 2016

The General Services Administration has provided updates on programs that the Federal Acquisition Service has launched during fiscal year 2016. Tom Sharpe, FAS commissioner at GSA, wrote in a blog post published Nov. 7 that the agency’s Acquisition Gateway, a platform that seeks to support category management, has reached 10,000 users in FY 2016. …

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