Technology

NIST Issues Draft Guidance on Cyber Threat Info-Sharing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft of its Guide to Cyber Threat Information Sharing to facilitate interagency collaboration in responses to cyber attacks, GCN reported Friday. NIST wants the guidance to help limit the effect of future attacks by enabling active sharing of threat intelligence and coordination of incident response efforts, the …

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Doug Maughan: DHS to Key 2015 Cyber Funding Awards on Forensics, Remote Access

Doug Maughan, director of the Department of Homeland Security science and technology directorate’s cybersecurity division, has said DHS will award $95 million in contracts during fiscal year 2015 to develop new cybersecurity technologies, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes the DHS intends for the cybersecurity systems to protect cars, home devices and …

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Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Saxby Chambliss Ask Businesses to Support Cybersecurity Legislation

Senate Intelligence Committee leaders have appealed to the business community for support on legislation to increase cyber intelligence sharing between government and private organizations, Federal Times reported Thursday. John Bennett writes committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) urged U.S. Chamber of Commerce members to lobby …

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Adm. Michael Rogers: Gov’t-Industry Alliance Needed to Protect National Info Systems

Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, National Security Agency director and commander of U.S. Cyber Command, believes the government and industry must partner to secure the nation’s information systems, DoD News reported Wednesday. Rogers told an audience at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Wednesday that the private sector and federal agencies need to form partnerships in order …

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OSD Seeks Participants in Tech Demo Program for UAS, WMD Defense

The Office of the Secretary of Defense is seeking potential partners from industry, academia and research and development organizations in government to demonstrate their ideas under the Thunderstorm Technology Demonstration Program for fiscal year 2015. This program will focus on unmanned aerial systems with functions to detect chemical and/or biological weapons of mass destruction and on …

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Mark Orndorff: DISA Works with Smartphone Makers to Meet Pentagon’s Mobile Deployment Goals

The Defense Information Systems Agency collaborates with Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry to expedite a process for mobile device vendors to obtain federal security authorization for their products, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes Mark Orndorff, mission assurance executive at DISA, said partnerships with industry allows the agency to …

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DOE Pumps $2.3M into Clean Tech Lab-to-Market Effort; David Danielson Comments

The Energy Department has invested $2.3 million in a program to transition clean energy technologies from national laboratories to the marketplace. DOE intends for the Lab-Corps initiative to provide market feedback to national lab researchers and train them to develop startup businesses, industry partnerships and licensing agreements, the department said Wednesday. “In support of the President’s …

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ONC: Karen DeSalvo to Retain Nat’l Health IT Coordinator Role

Karen DeSalvo, who was appointed acting assistant health secretary Thursday, will continue to hold her current role as director of the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology as she serves in her new role for the Department of Health and Human Services. ONC released an update on DeSalvo’s new responsibilities Thursday …

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Army Releases RFI for Cyber Electronic Warfare R&D Program

The U.S. Army wants information on contractors who could provide electromagnetic research services to the branch’s Cyber Battle Lab, which is scheduled to start operating in October 2015. The Army Contracting Command published a sources sought notice on Oct. 16 and a draft performance work statement that specifies electronic warfare, …

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