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Kevin Cox: DHS to Require Vendors to Submit Supply Chain Risk Mgmt Plans for Cyber Products

The Department of Homeland Security plans to implement a new requirement that seeks to provide federal agencies information on commercial cybersecurity products and services they purchase, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Kevin Cox, manager of the continuous diagnostic and mitigation program at DHS, told the station the updated supply chain …

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David Norquist: DoD Should Prioritize Readiness As Govt Eyes Military Buildup in 2019

David Norquist, Defense Department undersecretary and comptroller, has said DoD should look at the “full spectrum of threats” as the agency works on the defense budget for fiscal 2019, Defense News reported Monday. Norquist told Defense News in an interview that possible areas of focus include cybersecurity and munitions. He also cited the …

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DHS, NIST to Sponsor Smart City Cybersecurity Challenge

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Homeland Security will sponsor a challenge that will urge participants to design smart city technologies with cybersecurity as the top priority. NIST said Thursday the 2018 Global City Teams Challenge, called “Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge,” will forge collaborations …

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Profile: Thresa Lang, Navy Cybersecurity Division Director for DCNO N2/N6

Thresa Lang serves as director of U.S. Navy cybersecurity division in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance. In this capacity, she oversees cyber analysis, assessment and technical efforts across the service branch. She concurrently serves as director of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command’s Washington operations …

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DoD Eyes Blockchain Tech to Secure Military Platforms

The Defense Department has begun to consider using the blockchain technology as a method to protect U.S. military platforms, communications and procurements from potential cyber attacks, The Washington Times reported Thursday. Blockchain works to support digital transactions that involve the online currency bitcoin. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has …

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Robert Foster: Risk Mgmt Framework Migration Among Dept of the Navy’s Cyber Efforts

Robert Foster, the departing chief information officer of the Department of the Navy, has said one of his office’s cybersecurity initiatives over the last two years is the transition from the Defense Department’s Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process to the risk management framework, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. The adoption of the …

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