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NSA Updates Patent Portfolio Under Tech Transfer Program

The National Security Agency has updated a list of patented tools NSA aims to bring into the commercial market through a technology transfer program, Nextgov reported Monday. NSA’s updated patent portfolio covers multiple research and development projects that aim to address big data, cyber, internet of things and mobility challenges. The …

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DoD Inspector General: NSA Lacks Detailed Strategy to Implement ‘Secure-the-Net’ Efforts

A redacted version of an August 2016 report by the Defense Department’s inspector general says the National Security Agency failed to develop a detailed plan for the implementation of its “secure-the-net initiatives” designed to safeguard classified data from insider threats, Nextgov reported Monday. NSA also fell short of safeguarding server …

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Report: Maj. Gen. Bradford Shwedo to Become Air Force CIO

Maj. Gen. Bradford Shwedo will serve as chief information officer of the U.S. Air Force beginning on June 9, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday. Shwedo, who is also scheduled for a promotion to the rank of Lt. Gen., will succeed retired Lt. Gen. William Bender who served as the service branch’s CIO since September 2014. …

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Reuters: Leaked Docs Show Alleged NSA Hacking of SWIFT Money Transfer Network

The hacker group called “Shadow Brokers” has released documents that it says describe National Security Agency techniques to exploit commercially available software in order to access the SWIFT money-transfer system, Reuters reported Sunday. Clare Baldwin and Joseph Menn write that Comae Technologies Founder Matt Suiche indicated in the company’s analysis of the documents that NSA …

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NSA Taps University of West Florida to Help Expand Cybersecurity Education

The University of West Florida will receive a $200,000 grant from the National Security Agency to help boost cybersecurity education programs for colleges and universities in the southeastern U.S. NSA picked UWF as the location of the National Center of Academic Excellence Cybersecurity Regional Resource Center for higher education institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee …

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James Comey: FBI Investigates Russia’s Interference in US Election

FBI Director James Comey has informed House Intelligence Committee members that the bureau is looking into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election and any coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, CNN reported Tuesday. Stephen Collinson writes Comey told the committee at a Monday hearing that FBI will also investigate if any crimes were committed in the …

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