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James Clapper: US Faces Cyber Espionage, Counterspace Weapon Systems Among Global Threats

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said the increasing adoption of Internet of Things-based devices and artificial intelligence could both bring new opportunities for intelligence collection and challenges to the U.S.’ cyber defenses. Clapper said in his testimony Thursday before the House Intelligence Committee that the field of foreign data science …

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State Dept’s New Center Seeks to Counter Violent Extremism Via Social Media Campaigns

The State Department has launched a new center staffed by public and private sector professionals who aim to counter disinformation from ISIS, al-Qaeda and other extremist groups through the use of computer-mediated tools. The Global Engagement Center will collaborate with government organizations to create thematic campaigns across social media as well as coordinate counterterrorism messaging efforts aimed at …

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Michael Daniel: White House Unveils Cybersecurity Standardization Framework

The White House has unveiled a strategy that calls for U.S. government, commercial and academic organizations to participate in the development of international standards to strengthen resilience and security of critical data and networks. Michael Daniel, the White House’s cybersecurity coordinator, wrote in a blog entry posted Wednesday that the framework supports international efforts to establish technical measures for the …

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FCW: Congress Includes Cyber Info Sharing Bill in Omnibus Package

Congress introduced an omnibus appropriations package that includes the proposed Cy­ber­security Inform­a­tion Shar­ing Act, FCW reported Wednesday. “The agreement in the omnibus maintains Senate language on use of a Department of Homeland Security portal to share information,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who co-authored CISA with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard …

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Adm. Michael Rogers: NSA to Undergo Reorganization in January

Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, has said NSA will launch a reorganization of its workforce in January following a 10-month evaluation of the agency’s structure, Government Executive reported Wednesday. Charles Clark writes Rogers told his audience at an Intelligence and National Security Alliance event that the …

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Four Councils Offer Recommendations to Improve Federal IT Acquisition; Dave Wennergren Comments

The Professional Services Council and three other technology organizations have released a joint document that lists six guiding principles on how the federal government can improve its acquisitions of technology products and services from the private sector. PSC drafted the white paper titled “Delivering Results: A Framework for Federal Government Technology Access & …

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Adm. Michael Rogers: Cybercom Taps Private Sector for Network Security Support

Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, has said Cybercom wants to draw upon the expertise of companies in order to secure the Defense Department‘s operations in cyberspace, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes the General Services Administration has sought bids in October for a potential five-year, $460 million contract for …

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