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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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Report: State Dept Launches Cybersecurity Directorate

The State Department has formed a new cybersecurity office within the Diplomatic Security Service in May to help address cyber threats, The Hill reported Monday. A department official told the publication that the new Cyber and Technology Security directorate will deliver cyber threat analysis, incident detection and response, cyber investigation and emerging technology …

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Report: Rick Driggers to Become DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber, Communications

Rick Driggers, principal deputy director of the national cybersecurity and communications integration center at the Department of Homeland Security, will take over as deputy assistant secretary at DHS’ cybersecurity and communications office, FCW reported Monday. DHS officials told FCW that Driggers will succeed the retiring Danny Toler, who announced plans …

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Draft House Bill Seeks to Establish Cyber Standards for Internet-Connected Devices

Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Illinois) has begun to solicit comments from policymakers and industry stakeholders about cyber protections by issuing a discussion draft on a bill that would establish minimal cybersecurity standards for internet-connected devices, Nextgov reported Monday. Kelly’s measure is a companion bill to Senate legislation – Internet of Things …

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