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Senators Call on DHS to Address Funding Gap Facing Two Cyber Threat Data Sharing Centers

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, have asked the Department of Homeland Security to address a possible funding shortfall facing the Election Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

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GAO: VA Still Needs to Address Cybersecurity Issues

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Veterans Affairs still faces multiple cybersecurity challenges in the course of modernization. VA must implement security controls to protect sensitive information, identify cybersecurity workforce needs, manage information technology supply chain risks and address known vulnerabilities, GAO said Thursday.

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USAF Stands Up Consolidated Cyber Development Center

The U.S. Air Force has established a new center that would address cyber gaps and consolidate enterprise requirements across the service branch. The new Cyberspace Capabilities Center stood up on Nov. 7 and combines three formerly separate entities: the 38th Cyberspace Readiness Squadron, Air Force Network Integration Center and Air Combat Command’s Cyberspace Support Squadron, USAF said Thursday.

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Bipartisan Senate Group Presents New Cybersecurity Education Bill

Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., and John Thune, R-S.D., have introduced a bill that aims to fortify the country's cybersecurity education and workforce. The Harvesting American Cybersecurity Knowledge through Education or HACKED Act would support cybersecurity education programs led by certain agencies, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation said Monday.

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USAF Cyber Unit Launches Effort to Simplify Cyber Systems

Air Force Cyber, also known as the 16th Air Force, has commenced an effort to boost the efficiency of tools within cyber weapon systems. The 12N12 program, launched in July, seeks to consolidate tools that analysts use to support cyberspace missions by July 1 next year, the U.S. Air Force said Tuesday.

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Perspecta Labs’ SecureSmart Designated a 2019 Cyber Catalyst Solution; Petros Mouchtaris Quoted

Perspecta announced on Thursday that Perspecta Labs SecureSmart critical infrastructure monitoring solution has been designated a 2019 Cyber CatalystSM solution. Only 17 solutions have received designation out of more than 150 cybersecurity products that were submitted. 

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