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Preston Werntz Appointed Chief Data Officer at DHS Cyber & Comms Office

The Department of Homeland Security has named Preston Werntz, former head of the technology services section at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, as chief data officer in DHS’ Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Federal Times reported Saturday. At NCCIC, Werntz oversaw Automated Indicator Sharing program and led a working group that …

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DHS launches Cyber Storm VI; Jeanette Manfra comments

The Department of Homeland Security has launched the sixth Cyber Storm exercise, where over 1,000 players aim to assess and enhance procedures that need to be taken to resolve a cyber incident, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. DHS has started working with players from the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, …

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Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone: US military ready to deter peer adversaries in cyberspace

Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, the White House’s nominee to lead the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command, has said the U.S. military is prepared to launch cyber attacks on peer adversaries’ critical infrastructure through network intrusions during a future conflict, the Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday. “We face a challenging and volatile threat environment, and …

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Tom Bossert resigns as Trump’s homeland security adviser

Tom Bossert, homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump, has resigned from his post, Reuters reported Tuesday. An administration official said John Bolton, the newly appointed national security adviser, reportedly requested Bossert’s departure as the former works to form his own team. Sarah Sanders, a spokeswoman for the White House, …

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DHS S&T to showcase cybersecurity tech at 2018 RSA conference

The Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate will showcase 13 cybersecurity technologies for pilot deployment and commercialization at the 2018 RSA cybersecurity conference on April 16-19. DHS said Monday the government-funded cybersecurity systems are designed to help end-users across the public and private sector, as well as international …

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Report: Former JPMorgan Exec Dana Deasy Named DoD CIO

Dana Deasy, formerly chief information officer at JPMorgan Chase, will serve as the Defense Department’s new CIO starting early May, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Deasy will oversee cybersecurity, data use and communication efforts as DoD begins to adopt cloud platforms to help accelerate the decision-making process on the battlefield, …

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