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Congress Eyes DoD-Hosted National Cyber Response Exercise Under Defense Budget Bill

The Senate and the House Armed Services Committee are proposing an annual defense policy bill that would task the Defense Department to host a national cyber defense exercise, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday. The high-level exercise would leverage department-level leadership to support the cyber needs of civil authorities, policy testing, cyber-incident coordination, operational planning …

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Task Force Report Describes DOJ’s Efforts to Address Cyber Threats Posed by Foreign Influence Operations

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday announced the release of a report that provides an assessment of cybersecurity threats facing the country and describes how the Justice Department detects and responds to those threats. The department said Thursday the report was produced by the cyber-digital task force that Sessions established in …

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Report: China Compromised Submarine Warfare Data Stored in Navy Contractor’s Computers

Government hackers in China have breached a U.S. Navy contractor’s computers to steal a collection of sensitive data related to the service branch’s submarines and other undersea weaponry, The Washington Post reported Friday. U.S. officials said China’s ministry of state security that oversees the Asian country’s foreign intelligence and counterintelligence …

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DHS and DOT Collaborate to Develop Guidelines on Federal Fleet Telematics Security

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has collaborated with the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center of the Transportation Department to provide an introductory text on cybersecurity for vehicle telematics for federal fleet managers. DHS said Tuesday the Telematics Cybersecurity Primer for Agencies will support the security of …

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Sonny Bhagowalia Named CBP IT Deputy Assistant Commissioner

Sonny Bhagowalia, former chief information officer of the Treasury Department, has joined the Customs and Border Protection as deputy assistant commissioner at the agency’s information technology office, Federal Times reported Saturday. In his new role, Bhagowalia will lead CBP’s cybersecurity efforts and the development of automated interfaces between the agency and other …

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David Bowdich Named FBI Deputy Director, Paul Abbate to Serve as Associate Deputy Director

David Bowdich, formerly associate deputy director of the FBI, has succeeded Andrew McCabe as the bureau’s no. 2 official. FBI said Friday Bowdich has managed its personnel, budget, infrastructure and inspection and insider threat programs over the past two years. He previously served as assistant director for the Los Angeles Field Office and before …

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