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DoD, HHS Leaders: Information Sharing With Industry is Key to Mitigate Ransomware

Mitchell Komaroff, principal adviser for cybersecurity strategy, planning and oversight at the Defense Department, has said DoD collaborates with industry partners to help mitigate threats such as ransomware, FedTech reported Thursday. Komaroff told the audience at the CyberScoop CyberTalks event in Washington, D.C. that DoD works to outline clear cybersecurity requirements in contracts …

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Rose Gottemoeller: Cyber Attacks Could Hamper NATO Missions, Collective Defense Efforts

Rose Gottemoeller, deputy secretary general of NATO, has said she believes cybersecurity attacks could undermine the international alliance’s missions and hamper collective defense initiatives with its allies. Gottemoeller offered her insights on the importance of cybersecurity efforts at the NATO Information Assurance Symposium that took place in Mons, Belgium, the organization said …

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DoD, Industry in Talks Over Cloud Security Requirements

The Defense Department is in talks with heads of cloud service providers on how to streamline cloud security requirements in a rulebook the Defense Information Systems Agency issued in 2015, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. DoD’s Cloud Security Requirements Guide offers information on security controls that should be adopted by cloud …

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OMB Sets 2018 Deadline for Annual FISMA Reports

The Office of Management and Budget has released a memorandum that requires federal civilian agencies to submit their annual Federal Information Security Modernization Act reports to OMB and the Department of Homeland Security by March 1, 2018, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. Agencies should also file their FISMA reports with the Government …

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Report: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Asks DoD Over Cyber Risks Linked to Foreign Govt Source Code Reviews

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) has asked the Defense Department to provide information on how it handles security risks associated with DoD’s software platforms that have undergone foreign government reviews, Reuters reported Wednesday. Shaheen’s Tuesday letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis came weeks after the news agency reported earlier this …

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AFRL, Harvard Develop Stretchable Electronics Manufacturing Process

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have jointly developed a new three-dimensional printing process to manufacture stretchable and flexible electronics. Hybrid 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that combines conductive material with material substrate to form stretchable and wearable electronics, the Air Force said …

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DoD Eyes FedRAMP-Based Process for Acquisition of Mobile App Security Services

The Defense Department plans to roll out a new process for its acquisition of mobile application security services based on the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program model, Federal News Radio reported Monday. John Zangardi, acting DoD chief information officer, signed the mobile application security requirements memorandum which was designed to …

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ONC to Host Server Vulnerability Discovery Challenge

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has introduced a prize competition that aims to determine potential vulnerabilities from the implementation of open source Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources servers. Steven Posnack, director of ONC’s standards and technology office, wrote in a blog post published Oct. 10 the agency seeks …

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