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White House Updates Govt-Industry Cyber Info Sharing Proposal

The White House has updated its proposal for legislation to promote the sharing of information on cybersecurity threats between government and industry in an effort to increase collaborations between the public and private sectors. Under this proposal released Tuesday, the White House says that bill would also encourage the development of information …

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FBI: North Korea Behind Sony Hack

The FBI has determined the North Korean government was responsible for the cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the bureau said in a statement Friday. In that statement, the FBI said it traced the hack to North Korea through a discovery of what the bureau called “significant overlap” between the infrastructure …

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Ashton Carter Officially Unveiled as Defense Secretary Nominee

Defense Secretary nominee Ashton Carter pledged Friday to be “candid” in the strategic and military advice to President Barack Obama if he is confirmed by the Senate as the country’s next defense secretary. Carter made the remarks during a news conference at the White House to officially announce his selection as the …

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NASA Launches Orion on 1st Test Flight

An unmanned version of NASA‘s Orion spacecraft launched after 7 a.m. Eastern time Friday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to carry out a test flight to determine its potential for human exploration of the solar system. The Wall Street Journal reports Orion will work to reach an altitude of up …

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CNN: Ashton Carter the Lead Defense Secretary Candidate

According to a report by CNN, former Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is the lead candidate to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary and will receive the nod from President Barack Obama “barring any last minute complications.” Jamie Crawford and Barbara Starr report that Carter appears to be open to a return to …

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Wendy Masiello, DCMA Chief, Chosen as GovCon Awards’ ‘Public Sector Partner of the Year’

Wendy Masiello, a lieutenant general for the Air Force and director of the Defense Contract Management Agency, was recognized Thursday for her selection to receive the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards‘ “Public Sector Partner of the Year” honor. In their announcement of her selection, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and Professional Services Council …

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ONC: Karen DeSalvo to Retain Nat’l Health IT Coordinator Role

Karen DeSalvo, who was appointed acting assistant health secretary Thursday, will continue to hold her current role as director of the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology as she serves in her new role for the Department of Health and Human Services. ONC released an update on DeSalvo’s new responsibilities Thursday …

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