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Navy, Gov’t Agencies Test Augmented Reality RF Tool

Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic tested a radio frequency detection tool to hide warfighters' positions through electronic emissions, National Defense reported Tuesday. Representatives from the service branch and various government agencies used the Spectrum Hunter tool during the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise East event in July.

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DHS, FFA Launch Efforts to Remove Inefficient Network Security Tools

Larry Grossman, acting chief information security officer of the Federal Aviation Administration, has said that the agency intends to reduce the amount of security tools present in their networks, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. During a recent Northern Virginia Technology Council event, Grossman told attendees that his team intends to remove two products for every network security tool the FAA acquires.

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FDA Unveils New Info on Medical System Cyber Vulnerabilities

The Food and Drug Administration has released additional information on certain cybersecurity vulnerabilities that threaten hospital network systems and medical devices. Cyber actors may remotely take advantage of URGENT/11 vulnerabilities to disrupt services, leak information and alter devices, FDA said Tuesday.

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NSA Creates Cybersecurity Directorate for Nat’l Security Efforts

The National Security Agency has established a cybersecurity directorate to consolidate the agency's cyber defense and foreign intelligence operations. NSA said Monday that the new directorate will handle information sharing and other collaborative efforts between the agency and its partner entities in an effort to streamline activities such as risk assessments and threat intelligence.

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