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Report: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Asks DoD Over Cyber Risks Linked to Foreign Govt Source Code Reviews

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) has asked the Defense Department to provide information on how it handles security risks associated with DoD’s software platforms that have undergone foreign government reviews, Reuters reported Wednesday. Shaheen’s Tuesday letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis came weeks after the news agency reported earlier this …

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DoD Eyes FedRAMP-Based Process for Acquisition of Mobile App Security Services

The Defense Department plans to roll out a new process for its acquisition of mobile application security services based on the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program model, Federal News Radio reported Monday. John Zangardi, acting DoD chief information officer, signed the mobile application security requirements memorandum which was designed to …

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DoD Wants to Take Back Defense-Related Security Clearance Process Work From NBIB

The Defense Department has called on Congress to reinstate DoD’s oversight over security clearance processing work and cited the availability of information technology systems that can be used to manage new background checks for its own personnel, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Garry Reid, director of defense intelligence, told House …

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Lockheed Exec John Rood Picked for DoD Policy Undersecretary Post

John Rood, a corporate officer and senior vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s international business since March 2016, will be nominated as Defense Department undersecretary for policy. The White House said Wednesday Rood also has more than 20 years of federal service that included positions at the State Department, CIA, National Security Council and …

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Ellen Lord Wants DoD to Move Majority of Major Acquisition Programs to Service Branches

Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has said she plans to move the “bulk” of major defense acquisition programs and personnel associated with MDAPs back to the three service branches, Defense News reported Wednesday. “Congress has been very, very clear in the last few [National Defense Authorization Acts] that …

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James Mattis: DoD’s ‘Three Lines of Effort’ Seek to Maintain US Military Edge

Defense Secretary James Mattis has issued a memorandum that details the Defense Department’s “three lines of effort” that aim to maintain U.S. military superiority amid security threats posed by North Korea, Russia, China, Iran and the Islamic State militant organization, DoD News reported Wednesday. Mattis wrote in the Oct. 5 memo …

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James Mattis: DoD Leaders Should Prepare Military Response Options for North Korea

Defense Secretary James Mattis has called on Defense Department leaders to prepare military options that the U.S. government can use in response to North Korea if diplomatic measures fail, Politico reported Monday. Mattis told the audience at the Association of the U.S. Army conference that current actions against North Korea’s missile …

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Presidential Memo Aims to Advance Sharing, Use of National Security Threat Actor Data

President Donald Trump has signed a memorandum that seeks to advance analysis, integration, sharing and use of classified data on threat actors and their networks in support of national security missions. The White House memo published Thursday would direct the U.S. attorney general, Department of Homeland Security secretary and director …

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