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Defense, Diplomatic Officials Roll out International Cybersecurity Strategy

The public unveiling of the administration’s international cybersecurity strategy yesterday brought out leading national security advisers, diplomats, and industry and academic representatives, all recognizing  that in 2011 cybersecurity is a part of national security. White House counterterrorism adviser John O. Brennan and cyber coordinator Howard A. Schmidt hosted the event, …

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Mullen: National Debt is a Security Threat

The national debt is the single biggest threat to national security, according to Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Tax payers will be paying around $600 billion in interest on the national debt by 2012, the chairman told students and local leaders in Detroit. “That’s one …

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National Health Security Strategy

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released yesterday The National Health Security Strategy, which addresses the protection of public health services during a large-scale emergency. In the event of health threats or incidents with negative health consequences, such as Bioterrorism or natural disasters, the strategy will reinforce actions that strengthen and sustain …

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CBO Presents Analysis of 3 Options for National Defense Under Reduced DOD Budget


The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) examined three options for national defense if funding for the Pentagon would be reduced by 14 percent, or approximately $1 trillion, from 2022 through 2031. Under the first option, the Department of Defense would maintain the “deterrence by denial” as its national security strategy and reduce the size of its U.S. forces by approximately 20 percent while keeping the “same balance of capabilities."

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NIST Seeks Security Platforms for Data-Centric Security Management Project

Data-Centric Security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has asked industry and other interested stakeholders to provide products that could help demonstrate security technologies for a project meant to facilitate data-centric security management. NIST is seeking letters of interest to help the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) work with tech companies to address cyber challenges identified in the project titled Data Classification Practices: Facilitating Data-Centric Security Management.

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DOE Launches Program to Develop Cybersecurity Tech for Power Grid Support; David Turk Quoted

David Turk

The Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a program that will establish cohorts of federal and industry leaders in the energy sector to develop cybersecurity technologies meant to support the evolving power grid. The Clean Energy Cybersecurity Accelerator program is aimed at advancing grid modernization and addressing cybersecurity challenges to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. 

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Rob Joyce: Weapons Systems Security, Post-Quantum Encryption Among NSA’s Near-Term Priorities

Rob Joyce

Rob Joyce, cybersecurity director at the National Security Agency (NSA) and a previous Wash100 Award winner, said one of NSA’s near-term priorities is ensuring the security of defense weapons platforms and the agency intends to pursue that by taking a holistic approach to assessing those systems to make sure that U.S. citizens have better understanding of the networks underpinning that equipment.

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DOE Seeks to Help Energy Sector Protect Operational Tech With New Cybersecurity Methodology

DOE CyOTE Methodology

The Department of Energy has published a document meant to help oil, natural gas and electric utility companies protect operational technology networks against cyber threats. DOE said Friday it worked with the Idaho National Laboratory and sought input from the energy industry to create the “CyOTE: Cybersecurity for the OT Environment” methodology.

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DHS, Partners Test Air Domain Awareness Tech for Border Security; Shawn McDonald Quoted

Air Domain Awareness

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate is testing technologies designed to secure the U.S.-Canada border's airspace. “S&T is excited about this opportunity to conduct these air domain awareness demonstrations and test these unique technologies, sensors and capabilities in realistic environments,” said Shawn McDonald, S&T program manager.

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GSA’s Technology Modernization Fund Awards Seven Projects to Advance Cybersecurity In Federal Agencies; Clare Martorana, Chris DeRusha Quoted

Clare Martorana

The Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) Board has announced seven new awards totaling $311 million to help federal agencies bolster cybersecurity capabilities and accelerate IT modernization efforts. The projects focus on modernizing high-priority systems, addressing security gaps, and improve public-facing services. The awards are funded by the American Rescue Plan's emergency legislation that provided $1 billion in funds to TMF.

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