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Christopher Krebs: Trump Administration Seeks Public-Private Collaboration for National Risk Mgmt Initiative

Christopher Krebs, undersecretary for the Department of Homeland Security’s national protection and programs directorate, has said the Trump administration plans to launch an initiative to encourage public-private partnerships to address cyber threats and secure critical infrastructure, Nextgov reported Friday. He told audience at a Washington Post-hosted cyber forum Friday the planned …

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Report: Gen. Paul Nakasone Instructs NSA, Cybercom to Coordinate 2018 Midterm Election Cybersecurity Efforts

Gen. Paul Nakasone, director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, has instructed both organizations to exchange information and coordinate efforts to deter foreign interference in November midterm elections, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Nakasone, a two-time Wash100 recipient, announced this directive to NSA staff as …

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NGA Implements Vetting Process to Secure GEOINT App Store

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has developed an app store that implements segmentation controls to provide Defense Department employees access to applications based on their security clearance levels, Wired reported Tuesday. “We built the [GEOINT] App Store to be a completely unclassified environment that’s open to the public. … But it …

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Paul Tibbits: VA to Adopt Cloud Platform for Consolidated Financial Management System

Paul Tibbits, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has said VA plans to consolidate all financial management systems into a single cloud environment, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. He told the station the department will implement cloud technology as part of the Financial Management Business Transformation program in efforts …

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