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House Panel Asks DHS, Mitre to Perform Biennial Reviews of Cyber Vulnerability ID Program

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has called on the Department of Homeland Security and Mitre to conduct biennial reviews to ensure the stability and effectiveness of a program that aims to facilitate the identification of cybersecurity vulnerabilities and sharing of such data among organizations.

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Mitre Study Suggests Navy Needs 414 Ship-Fleet

A new Mitre study says the U.S. Navy needs a fleet size of 414 combat ships that would include 160 destroyers and cruisers, 72 attack submarines and 14 aircraft carriers, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. writes Mitre’s 15-year shipbuilding plan for the Navy would cancel the Littoral …

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Report: Bobbie Stempfley to Leave DHS in February, Join Mitre

Bobbie Stempfley, deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity strategy and emergency communications at the Department of Homeland Security, is set to depart her role on Feb. 13, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller reports Stempfley will join Mitre Corp. as director of cyber strategy implementation at the nonprofit company. She joined …

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David Masters: MITRE, DHS, DoD Seek Geophysics Knowledge Through Underground Tunnel Program

MITRE, the Department of Homeland Security and Defense Department are researching ways to improve intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities underground to help border control and security forces detect tunnels, C4ISR & Networks reported Friday. Aram Roston reports that the Rapid Reaction Tunnel Detection program of MITRE, U.S. Northern Command and DHS’ science …

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Congress Showing Support for New Space Development Agency

Fred Kennedy, director of Space Development Agency, said that lawmakers are showing interest in supporting the newly-established agency, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. The Pentagon stood up SDA to help utilize commercial technologies to accelerate development of space systems in March.

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VA Boosts Efforts to Implement Forever GI Bill

The Department of Veterans Affairs said that it's on track to meet the new deadline to implement the Forever GI Bill to expand education benefits for veterans, service members and their families, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. Initially, VA intended to begin processing education as well as housing benefits under the law in August. However, the agency adjusted the schedule to Dec. 1, 2019 to secure contracting support and resources.

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NIST Updates Mobile Apps Security Guidelines

The National Institute of Standards and Technology issued its updated guidance on mobile application vetting and security that allows organizations to explore new resources to secure apps. On Friday the revised 2015 Vetting the Security of Mobile Applications document was published, assisting organizations with assessment of mobile applications for cybersecurity vulnerabilities. 

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Dave Powner: FITARA Scorecard Helps Elevate CIO Role

Dave Powner, a 16-year Government Accountability Office veteran, told FedTech in an interview published Tuesday that the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard has provided agency chief information officers authority to oversee IT modernization and security efforts. “We have plenty of acquisitions that have failed, we have plenty of operations that need to improve, and I think elevating that position and making it a real CIO position at more and more agencies is extremely important,” said Powner, former director of IT management issues at GAO.

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