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Rep. Mac Thornberry: HASC’s FY 2018 NDAA Contains Acquisition Reform, Missile Defense Provisions

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has said his panel’s $640 billion defense spending bill for fiscal 2018 includes proposed changes to the Defense Department’s acquisition system, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Thornberry told reporters Thursday that the draft fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act contains changes …

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DHS’ Jeanette Manfra: Russia Targeted Election Systems in 21 States

Federal officials told lawmakers at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday they have determined that Russia interfered with election-related platforms prior to the U.S. presidential elections in 2016, The Hill reported Wednesday. “We have evidence of election-related systems in 21 states that were targeted,” said Jeanette Manfra, acting deputy undersecretary for …

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DoD Inspector General: NSA Lacks Detailed Strategy to Implement ‘Secure-the-Net’ Efforts

A redacted version of an August 2016 report by the Defense Department’s inspector general says the National Security Agency failed to develop a detailed plan for the implementation of its “secure-the-net initiatives” designed to safeguard classified data from insider threats, Nextgov reported Monday. NSA also fell short of safeguarding server …

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John Zangardi: Workforce, Industry Collaboration Key to Cyber Resiliency

John Zangardi, acting chief information officer of the Defense Department, has said DoD needs to hire “exceptional” talent, maintain good cyber hygiene and collaborate with industry to stay ahead of security threats, DoD News reported Thursday. He told audience at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Defense Cyber Operations Symposium that DoD aims to …

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Steven Walker Outlines DARPA’s Cybersecurity Research Goals

Steven Walker, acting director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has outlined DARPA’s plans to protect U.S. networks against cyber attacks at the 2017 Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, DoD News reported Wednesday. Walker said DARPA’s security research goals are focused on efforts …

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