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Pentagon to Announce Transition Plan as Acquisition Office Faces Vacancies


The Department of Defense (DOD) is facing vacancies within its office focused on weapons procurement and modernization efforts. “Succession plans are in place to ensure continuity of operations and support of the Secretary’s priorities," Jessica Maxwell, a spokesperson for the Pentagon, said in a statement. "We will be announcing the transition plan in the coming weeks.”

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Report: NIST Cybersecurity Framework to Guide Companies’ Risk Mgmt Programs

The cybersecurity framework issued earlier this year is expected to guide companies to assess and manage their risk against evolving cyber threats as organizations adopt cloud computing, mobile and other emerging technologies, FCW reported Thursday. Michael Brown writes the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity …

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Report: DHS Names Cybersecurity Director

The Department of Homeland Security has named a new director of the National Cybersecurity division to replace Nicole Dean, who is leaving Jan. 22 for Raytheon, Federal News Radio reports.  FNR obtained an email indicating that the agency had named John Streufert to be director of the division and DHS …

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GAO Report on Gov’t Waste Targets IT Programs

The 345-page Government Accountability Office report, revealing “unnecessary duplication, overlap or fragmentation” in federal programs, landed with a thud on Congress’ doorstep earlier this week. And, as observers pick through its findings, detailing more than 30 general areas of overlap and a host of duplicated programs, they will find a …

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DHS 24-hour Cyber Warning Center Goes Live

The Department of Homeland Security launched a new 24-hour watch and warning center focused on combating the increasingly 24/7 cybersecurity threat. DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Brown joined White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt and representatives of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center on Nov. 18 to launch the …

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DHS Creates Response Plan for Potential Cyberattacks

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has created a draft of a cyber response plan in case there is a cybersecurity attack. The response plan has been created through collaboration between several agencies and it entails how different businesses and agencies need to react in the event of a cyberattack. …

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