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NDAA Provision Requires Operational Test & Evaluation of DoD’s Joint Regional Security Stacks

A provision in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act requires the Defense Department to perform an operational test and evaluation procedure to ensure the Joint Regional Security Stacks system will work to protect DoD networks from cyber attacks, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law the …

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Air Force, Engility to Audit 100+ C2 Systems for Cyber Vulnerabilities

The U.S. Air Force has partnered with Engility to conduct a cyber risk audit of the service branch’s over 100 command-and-control systems as well as battle situation awareness platforms, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. The military branch previously awarded the company a potential $31 million contract as part of the Defense Department’s efforts to build …

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Trump Names Thomas Bossert Top Homeland Security & Counterterrorism Adviser

President-elect Donald Trump has appointed Thomas Bossert, president of risk management consulting firm CDS Consulting and senior fellow of the U.S. Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, to be his assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism. The transition team said Tuesday Bossert will advise the incoming U.S. president and coordinate the cabinet’s process to create policy …

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Obama Moves to End ‘Dual-Hat’ Leadership of Cybercom, NSA

President Barack Obama has moved to split oversight of the U.S. Cyber Command from top brass at the National Security Agency, the Washington Post reported Friday. Cybercom and NSA “should have separate leaders who are able to devote themselves to each organization’s respective mission and responsibilities, but should continue to leverage the shared …

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NIST Unveils Cybersecurity Guide to Support Attacker Containment and Incident Recovery

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a guide on cybersecurity events designed to help organizations establish a plan for cyber attacker containment and incident recovery. NIST said Thursday its computer researchers published the Guide for Cybersecurity Event Recovery in a push to consolidate current recovery guidance on incident handling …

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DoD Office Of Inspector General Lists Top Mgmt & Performance Challenges in FY 2017 Oversight Plan

The Defense Department‘s office of inspector general has published its Fiscal Year 2017 Oversight Plan that describes the top management and performance challenges facing DoD as well as projects designed to address those issues. DoD IG said Monday the challenges include efforts to mitigate terrorist threats; counter global strategic challenges; apply effective …

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DoD Memo: Incoming Administration Fails to Include Russia in Defense Priority List

A Defense Department memo shows that Russia is not mentioned in President-elect Donald Trump’s defense priority list that includes the development of a cybersecurity strategy, elimination of budget caps and the campaign against the Islamic State militant organization, Foreign Policy reported Tuesday. Brian McKeon, acting defense undersecretary for policy, listed …

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