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Terry Halvorsen: DoD-Industry Partnership Key to ‘Agile’ Cybersecurity

Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen has said DoD needs to build a robust partnership with companies in order to maintain an agile cybersecurity infrastructure, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Meredith Somers writes Halvorsen is working to push for discussions between the government and industry through his trips to various technology communities, …

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National Institute of Justice Seeks Feedback on Law Enforcement Gun Safety Tech Baseline Specifications

The National Institute of Justice has requested for public feedback on a published draft document regarding generic baseline security specifications for law enforcement service pistols with additional safety technology. A notice posted Friday on the Federal Register pointed to a joint report by the Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security and …

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ONC Seeks Ideas on Blockchain Application to Health IT

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has launched a white paper solicitation on the use of blockchain technology in health IT applications in a move to address security, privacy and scalability needs in electronic health record management. ONC said Thursday it plans to award $1,500 to $5,000 in cash prizes to as …

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TSA Partners with American Airlines for National Airport Screening Tech Installation Initiative

A team of the Transportation Security Agency and American Airlines will install new screening technology at select facilities nationwide in the fall. TSA said Tuesday the team will establish new automated security screening lanes and computed tomography scanners in an effort to meet security efficiency targets at the Chicago O’Hare, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Miami …

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Global Defense Leaders to Address North Korean Ballistic Missile Launches

Defense officials from U.S., Japan and South Korea have held a discussion via videoconference regarding recent North Korean missile launches believed to have fallen in the Sea of Japan. DoD News reported Friday Kelly Magsamen, acting assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, Yoo Jeh-seung, South Korea’s deputy defense minister for policy, …

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Coalition Asks Congress to Reject Rule 41 Changes That Would Authorize Warrants for Remote ‘Govt Hacking’

A coalition of trade groups and technology firms has called on congressional leaders to support a bipartisan bill in an effort to block the proposed changes to a rule that would authorize law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for remote “government hacking.” The coalition asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell …

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Ashton Carter: Security Networks Can Help US, Foreign Allies Counter Global Threats

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said he believes the U.S. should maintain security networks with its partner nations as part of efforts to respond to global threats, DoD News reported Monday. Jim Garamone writes Carter said during a speech Monday at the Center for a New American Security in Washington that security networks help to …

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Ashton Carter, Saudi Counterpart Discuss Security Matters at Pentagon Meeting

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman met with U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday at the Pentagon to discuss military and security issues, DoD News reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes the bilateral meeting covered events in Yemen, Saudi Arabia’s defense capability modernization effort and the fight against al-Qaeda and Islamic …

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Washington Post: Hackers Stole DNC Research Data on Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump

The Democratic National Committee has experienced a data breach that committee officials and security professionals say was conducted by state-sponsored hackers in Russia to steal research data on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Ellen Nakashima writes the hackers gained unauthorized access to the computer network …

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NIST Seeks Industry Participants for Enterprise Data Integrity Project

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is asking interested organizations to provide tools and technical expertise for a program that aims to mitigate the effects of an enterprise data corruption incident. NIST said in a notice posted Wednesday on Federal Register the agency’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence aims to produce a security architecture equipped with multiple components that …

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