Tag Archives: cyber policy

NDAA Announces New Cybersecurity Position, Training for DoD Contractors; Mark Esper, Jim Langevin Quoted

Mark Esper

The Pentagon has announced plans to develop a top cybersecurity position, National Cyber director, within the White House under an amendment to the House version of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that will create a National Cyber Director within the executive office of the president, Federal News Network reported on Monday.

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Commission to Issue Cyber Policy Recommendations; Rep. Mike Gallagher Quoted

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission is set to release on March 11 a report outlining 75 policy recommendations to transform how the federal government responds to cyber issues, Fifth Domain reported Thursday. Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), co-chair of the commission, said the panel wants to provide the U.S. president the power to declare a “cyber state of distress” to provide agencies access to a “cyber response and recovery fund.”

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Cyberspace Solarium Commission Seeks Industry Collaboration, Expanded Authorities for Cyber Agencies

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission is urging the government to expand the authorities of U.S. cyber agencies and establish the Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency as the leading entity for defending critical infrastructure, FCW reported Tuesday.

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FBI’s Steven Kelly on Government’s Interaction With Industry on Cyber Issues

The U.S. government still needs to come up with clearer policies outlining the agencies’ cybersecurity responsibilities and roles and an FBI official said “conversations” are still ongoing among agencies when it comes to engaging with the private sector on cyber issues, FCW reported Monday.

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New Batch Graduates From Marshall Center Transnational Cybersecurity Program

The George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies, a German-American security training partnership, has released a new batch of 72 professionals who have completed a cybersecurity policy program. The graduates, who came from 52 countries, trained with a number of U.S. agencies on internet governance, online freedom, international cyber policy, public-private partnerships and other matters related to cyber regulation, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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Gregory Touhill Exits Role as Federal Chief Information Security Officer

Gregory Touhill, federal chief information security officer, has stepped down Tuesday following a four-month stint as head of civilian cybersecurity policies within the Office of Management and Budget, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday. Aaron Boyd writes Touhill’s resignation comes ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Jan. 20 and on the same day as …

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