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Report: Senators Introduce Bill to Reduce Global Supply Chain National Security Risks

Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) have introduced the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act, meant to mitigate and address risks from the global procurement network, The Hill reported Tuesday. The bipartisan bill would create the Federal Acquisition Security Council, which would coordinate with industry to assess supply chain threats …

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DHS OKs 1,000th Anti-Terrorism Product Under SAFETY Act

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has approved the 1,000th technology that complies with the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act. The act provides legal liability protection for SAFETY-approved products in the events of terrorist attacks, DHS said Monday. The government passed the SAFETY Act in 2001 to prevent liabilities …

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DoD, NASA, GSA Issue Interim Rule to Ban Use of Kaspersky Lab’s Products, Services

The Defense Department, NASA and the General Services Administration have introduced an interim rule that seeks to prohibit federal agencies and contractors from using Kaspersky Lab’s software, hardware and services by Oct. 1. A Federal Register notice posted Friday says the regulation was introduced to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation in compliance with a …

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DHS S&T Updates Solicitation Portal for R&D Proposals

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has updated an online portal used to submit and solicit industry proposals. DHS said Thursday the modernized Long Range Broad Agency Announcement website offers information on criteria for R&D project evaluation and a list of requirements that align with the S&T Industry Guide and the department’s component …

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Adm. Karl Schultz Assumes Coast Guard Leadership

Adm. Karl Schultz officially succeeded Adm. Paul Zukunft as commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard during a ceremony that took place Friday at USCG’s headquarters in Washington, DoD News reported Friday. President Donald Trump attended the change-of-command ceremony and thanked Zukunft for his military service over the past 45 years. Schultz, former USCG …

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DHS S&T Prioritizes 5 Research Areas Supporting New Cybersecurity Strategy

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate is initiating research efforts to support a new cybersecurity strategy. These efforts aim to bolster the department’s cyber detection and defense capacities, and encompass the areas of risk identification, vulnerability reduction, threat reduction, consequence mitigation and enabling of cybersecurity outcomes, DHS said Thursday. In support of …

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Jeanette Manfra: DHS Issues Federal ‘High Value’ Asset Security Directive

The Department of Homeland Security has released a binding operational directive to increase coordinated efforts to protect federal information systems against cyber threats. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, wrote in a blog entry posted Friday the department will implement an integrated approach meant to address weaknesses across the government’s …

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