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US Army to Integrate Biometrics to Increase Cybersecurity; Donald Coulter Quoted

Biometrics

The U.S. Army’s tactical network modernization team has announced plans to integrate wearables into augmented reality combat goggles to increase cybersecurity. The U.S. Army tactical network modernization team will focus on advancing wearable technology for user authentication. Under current capabilities, users are authenticated through passwords, common access cards or tokens to verify themselves.

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BAE Systems Wins US Army Contract to Provide IT Services to ARCYBER; Peder Jungck Quoted

Peder Jungck

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a one-year, $11.7 million contract to provide information technology (IT) services to the Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) to assist with the operation, maintenance, and technical aspects of the ARCYBER enterprise IT environment. “We’re pleased to continue supporting ARCYBER’s G-6,” said Peder Jungck, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ Intelligence Solutions business. 

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House Passes Cybersecurity Improvement Act for Public Sector; Rep. John Katko Quoted

US Capitol

The House has approved a bipartisan bill that seeks to mitigate cybersecurity gaps on local and state government networks. The State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act will authorize the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to facilitate a $400 million grant effort that will incentivize state governments to increase their respective cybersecurity funds, the office of Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y. 

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Lt. Gen. Mary O’Brien: USAF Implements New, Expanded Emphasis on Electronic Warfare

Mary OBrien

Lt. Gen. Mary O’Brien, the U.S. Air Force's (USAF) deputy chief of staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Cyber Effects Operations, said her team is including electronic warfare among priorities. She said at the Air, Space and Cyber Conference virtual event that USAF is reorganizing its spectrum management office as part of efforts to pursue priorities.

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GAO: DoD Should Initiate Steps to Better Understand Nature, Scope of Independent R&D Projects

Pentagon

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Department of Defense perform annual reviews of independent research and development projects and determine whether to require contractors to provide additional data on IR&D projects for inclusion in its database to understand the scope and nature of such initiatives.

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CISA Releases Interagency Guidance on Cyber Threat Mitigation, Incident Response

Emotet Malware

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a joint advisory on incident response and threat mitigation to help federal agencies in cyber incident investigations. CISA said Tuesday the “Technical Approaches to Uncovering and Remediating Malicious Activity” guidance collates data from a research effort alongside the U.K., Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

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Lockheed Martin Wins $187.5M Contract to Build Small Satellite Mesh Network; Kay Sears Quoted

Kay Sears

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a  $187.5 million Tranche 0 contract of the Space Transport Layer from the Space Development Agency (SDA). Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will develop a mesh network of 10 small satellites that links terrestrial warfighting domains to space sensors by 2022.

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BG Paul Stanton Becomes Deputy Commanding General of Operations for Army Cyber Command

Paul Stanton

BG Paul Stanton has been appointed to serve as the deputy commanding general of operations for U.S. Army Cyber Command, the Department of Defense (DoD) reported on Thursday. In his new role with Army Cyber Command, Stanton will support the agency’s missions and intitatives under division's chief, Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty.

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Battelle Wins Task Order to Support Defense Supply Chain; Tom Bergman Quoted

Tom Bergman

Battelle has been awarded a $16.6 million task order contract under the Microelectronics and Embedded Systems Assurance (MESA) IDIQ contract vehicle to mitigate risk within the national defense supply chain, the company reported on Thursday. Battelle will serve as a prime contractor and the task order will continue through 2022.

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