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Scott Smith to Serve as FBI Cyber Division Asst Director

Scott Smith, a 20-year FBI veteran and former deputy assistant director for the human resources division at the bureau’s headquarters in Washington, has been named assistant director of the cyber division. He joined FBI in 1996 as a special agent focused on violent crime and general criminal investigations at the Cleveland division and …

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US Bank Regulators Seek to Implement Cyber Risk Mgmt Rules

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Federal Reserve Board want public comments on the three bank regulators’ joint plan to establish a set of cyber risk management standards for the financial services industry. The regulatory agencies also seek potential methods to quantify and compare cyber risks at financial institutions, FDIC …

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Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone Takes Charge of Army Cyber Command

Lt. Gen Paul Nakasone, formerly commander of the U.S. Cyber Command’s cyber national mission force, has assumed new duties as head of the U.S. Army Cyber Command and 2nd Army. He succeeds Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, who will transition to the role of director at the Army’s Office of Business Transformation, the service branch …

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FCC CIO David Bray: IT a Shared Responsibility for Agency Execs

David Bray, chief information officer at the Federal Communications Commission, has said he believes that government CIOs should help their agencies’ C-level executives to understand how technology can support organizational missions, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes Bray worked to help the commission rethink of how it does business through projects such as data …

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Brookings Institution Report: Global Internet Disruptions Cost at Least $2B Over 12-Month Period

A study released by the Brookings Institution has found that the economic cost of temporary internet shutdowns that occurred in various parts of the world between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 reached at least $2.4 billion. Darrell West — vice president and director of governance studies and founding director of the Brookings Institution’s …

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Reports: Senate to Vote on Continuing Resolution to Avert Govt Shutdown

U.S. senators plan to meet Tuesday to vote on a bill proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) to extend government funding and head off a shutdown by the end of the week, Roll Call reported Monday. Niels Lesniewski writes Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) said Democratic and Republican members will continue discussions with the goal to reach …

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GSA’s David Shive: Agencies Need to Modernize IT Systems Even Without Legislation

David Shive, chief information officer of the General Services Administration, has said federal agencies should update legacy systems whether or not Congress takes legislative action on the matter, Nextgov reported Friday. Frank Konkel writes Shive, who also serves as acting commissioner at GSA’s Technology Transformation Service, described the White House’s proposed bill to …

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NBC: Ashton Carter, James Clapper Want Separate Leadership Structure for NSA, Cybercom

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper back a proposal to split the U.S. Cyber Command from the National Security Agency, NBC News reported Friday. Ken Dilanian and Courtney Kube write the two military agencies, currently led by Adm. Michael Rogers, share computing systems at the organizations’ headquarters at Fort Meade in …

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