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GSA Reflects on NOAA Cloud Transition Initiative

The General Services Administration has recognized the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's cloud initiative as a model example of smart cloud migration. NOAA built its enterprise-level cloud platform from multiple cloud service providers to employ a diverse set of technical features, Bill Zielinski wrote on a blog posted Tuesday on the General Services Administration's website.

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CISA Issues Warning on Email Phishing Attacks

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is urging the public to be cautious of emails that look similar to National Cyber Awareness System notifications and contain malicious threats. CISA said Tuesday that the email phishing scam deploys a spoofed email address and tricks users into downloading malware through attachments that mimic Department of Homeland Security alerts.

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New Unit Promotes Rapid Comms Deployment Across Army

A new unit is helping the U.S. Army utilize rapid deployment of communications to modernize its tactical network, C4ISRNet reported Wednesday. The Expeditionary Signal Battalion-Enhanced is being deployed worldwide to provide comms systems support to other units in the field. 

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Sens. Rob Portman, Gary Peters Introduce Bill to Support State, Local Cybersecurity

Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Gary Peters, D-Mich., introduced a bill to further encourage cybersecurity information sharing between the Department of Homeland Security and state and local government bodies. The State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act would provide for cybersecurity training, tools, policies and collaborative support to state and local governments, Portman's office said Tuesday.

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Christopher Krebs on DHS Cyber Agency’s AI Adoption

Christopher Krebs, director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said CISA is developing the role of artificial intelligence in election security, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday. Krebs, a 2019 Wash100 winner, said that the agency is approaching the “walking phase” when it comes to AI during a Chertoff Group event on Tuesday.

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Kristen Baldwin, Deputy Director of Strategic Technology Protection and Exploitation for DoD, announced as Keynote Speaker for Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Secure Supply Chain Forum on July 18th

Kristen Baldwin, deputy director of strategic technology protection and exploitation at the Department of Defense, will be featured as a keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Secure Supply Chain Forum on July 18th. Register now for the forum right here

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Christopher Krebs: CISA to Work With DOE on Maintaining US Tech Leadership

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, said that U.S. “innovation edge” will retain the nation’s status as a global technological leader, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Krebs told attendees at a Chertoff Group event in Washington that CISA seeks to work with the Energy Department in protecting critical systems as the U.S. continues to compete with Russia and China in tech leadership.

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Gen. William Hartman to Lead Cyber National Mission Force as Commander

Brig. Gen. William Hartman, deputy commanding general at Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber, has been appointed commander at the Cyber National Mission Force. Hartman entered the U.S. Army in 1989 and served as a military intelligence officer, an infantry and and a cyberspace officer at the service branch, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

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Jim Bridenstine Says Industry Could Land on Moon Ahead of NASA

NASA administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Jim Bridenstine said the private sector may reach the moon ahead of the agency’s plan to return astronauts to the lunar surface over the next five years, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. He expects commercial missions to make successful landings before the government’s target schedule for 2024.

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