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Report: $6B Cyber Defense Initiative Paused Due to Shutdown

A $6 billion project to provide cybersecurity tools and services to government agencies has been put on hold because of the federal government shutdown, Nextgov reported Thursday. Aliya Sternstein writes the Obama administration was scheduled to issue task orders for the five-year continuous monitoring program this week. Federal agencies can use the …

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NSA’s Anne Neuberger Discusses Cyber Intelligence Sharing Between the Public and Private Sectors

A National Security Agency official says the government and private sector have entered into cybersecurity partnerships with the aim of sharing threat information to defend critical assets, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Michael O’Connell writes Anne Neuberger, director of NSA’s commercial solutions center, discussed public-private intelligence sharing efforts during a …

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Aegis System, SM-3 Destroy Target During Test

The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Navy sailors test-fired a Standard Missile-3 in the Pacific Ocean Thursday with an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense 4.0. system An SM-3 missile launched from the USS Lake Erie to intercept a target fired from a Kauai, Hawaii-based facility, the Defense Department said Friday. The …

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White House-Congress Budget Standoff Continues; John Boehner Comments

President Barack Obama and key lawmakers did not reach a compromise to end the federal government shutdown during a White House summit held Wednesday, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Congressional leaders held to their positions on the budget and healthcare law during the hour-long talks, according to the report by Richard Rubin, …

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