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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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Defense Health Agency Begins Operations; Jonathan Woodson Comments

The Defense Health Agency has assumed responsibility for Tricare, pharmacy benefits, medical information technology and other military-related health programs, Military Times reported Tuesday. Patricia Kime writes the Pentagon started the new agency as part of a reorganization aimed to streamline operations and eliminate duplicative services. Jonathan Woodson, assistant defense secretary …

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NASA Seeks Private-Sector R&D Partners for Space Missions

NASA is looking for partners in the commercial sector that can help the space agency research and develop technology to support its long-range missions. Mayur Ahuja, deputy director of engineering at Jacobs Engineering Group, will speak on behalf of NASA at an upcoming two-day forum to discuss the agency’s future …

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Report: NIST Schedules Draft Cyber Framework Release

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has completed the draft cybersecurity framework for a scheduled release in October ahead of a forthcoming government shutdown, FCW reported Thursday. Amber Corrin writes NIST officials finished the draft framework after seven months of work and the agency intends to issue the preliminary …

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NTIA State Grants Aim to Connect Citizens, Government Online

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is looking to distribute broadband grants to states with the goal of helping citizens gain access to government services online. NTIA’s State Broadband Initiative aims to help residents communicate with government leaders, pay taxes and fines online and obtain different types of government forms, …

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Navy Deploys Airship to Map Maryland, Virginia

The Naval Research Laboratory and the Navy’s Scientific Development Squadron ONE are flying an airship over the Washington metropolitan area to map Maryland and Virgini9a. The MZ-3A launched Saturday for a two-week mission to survey areas in locations within the Washington D.C. Flight Restriction Zone, the Navy said Sept. 20. Integrated …

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Paul Broun, Chris Stewart Question NOAA Chinese Weather Satellite Plan

Two chairman of House Science, Space and Technology subcommittees are questioning the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s plan to use data from two Chinese satellites to produce weather forecasts, FCW reported Friday. Frank Konkel writes Environment Subcommittee Chairman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) asked NOAA officials in a hearing why they did not have other options to …

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GAO Finds DHS Cyber, Comm Office Has One Out of Five Positions Vacant

The office of cybersecurity and communications within the Department of Homeland Security‘s National Protection and Programs Directorate has a vacancy rate of one-in-five for cybersecurity-related jobs, GovInfo Security reported Friday. Eric Chabrow writes the Government Accountability Office evaluated DHS’ hiring and recruiting efforts in a report and said the vacancy rate was 22 percent …

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