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Dana Deasy: 4 Strategic Areas in DoD’s Digital Modernization Back National Defense Strategy

Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said cyber; cloud; artificial intelligence; and command, control and communications are the four digital modernization areas that support the National Defense Strategy. Deasy said Wednesday at a Defense Systems-hosted conference that DoD works with the U.S. Cyber Command, federal agencies and industry …

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Michael Griffin: US should explore potential use of AI tech in national security efforts

Michael Griffin, undersecretary for research and engineering at the Defense Department, has said the U.S. should examine the potential advantages of artificial intelligence and consider integrating the technology into the national defense strategy, DoD News reported Monday. He told audience at the New America Future of War Conference held Monday he believes …

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NIST Unveils Draft Guide on ‘Cyber Resilient’ Systems Development

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a draft guide on how to achieve cyber resiliency across information technology systems. NIST said Wednesday the guideline titled “Systems Security Engineering: Cyber Resiliency Considerations for the Engineering of Trustworthy Secure Systems” intends to address cyber resiliency issues relevant to organizations that are developing new IT systems …

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SEC Seeks Chief Risk Officer to Help Manage Commission’s Cybersecurity

The Securities and Exchange Commission wants to recruit a chief risk officer to help boost the agency’s cyber defense measures, Federal News Radio reported Monday. SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar said during a Data Coalition-hosted forum in Washington that SEC Chairman Jay Clayton suggested the creation of the chief risk officer position. “We’re having discussions …

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Lawmakers Move to Expand DHS Cybersecurity Role

House and Senate lawmakers advanced two bills last Wednesday that would expand the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity mission. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed a DHS reauthorization bill that would reorganize the department’s National Protection and Programs Directorate; secure personally identifiable information; and support cybersecurity research, Covington …

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NIST’s Donna Dodson: Agencies Need Diverse Teams to Tackle Cyber Challenges

Donna Dodson, chief cybersecurity officer of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has said she believes diversity in agency teams can help the government address cyber challenges, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. “I think in the cybersecurity field we really need people with different backgrounds and different perspectives to …

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NASCIO’s 2018 Federal Advocacy Agenda Covers Cyber, Innovation & Data Sharing

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has issued its list of 2018 federal advocacy priorities meant to boost information technology in state governments through cooperation with federal entities. NASCIO said Thursday it will push for efforts to address disparate federal cybersecurity regulations and standardize federal auditors’ processes. “State CIOs continue …

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