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NSA Taps University of West Florida to Help Expand Cybersecurity Education

The University of West Florida will receive a $200,000 grant from the National Security Agency to help boost cybersecurity education programs for colleges and universities in the southeastern U.S. NSA picked UWF as the location of the National Center of Academic Excellence Cybersecurity Regional Resource Center for higher education institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee …

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Army to Field Portable Digital Radiography System for Medical, Special Operations

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency will deploy a new portable digital radiography system developed for deployed medical, special operations and mortuary affairs units of the service branch. The Army said Tuesday the PDRS is built to replace the branch’s legacy X-ray generator and accompanying computerized reader system. The Aberdeen Test and Evaluation Center, Information Security and Engineering …

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GAO: Federal Agencies Move to Address IT Labor Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has previously recommended federal agencies to increase their information technology workforce development efforts to mitigate issues related to federal hiring activities, recruitment of qualified staff and identification of skill gaps. GAO said in a report published Tuesday it found that multiple agencies have taken actions to implement the congressional watchdog’s recommendations such …

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GAO: Congress Should Let Agencies Determine Insurance Coverage Level for Data Breach Victims

The Government Accountability Office has said Congress should consider allowing agencies to determine the appropriate level of identity theft insurance coverage for affected individuals of data breaches. GAO said in a report published Thursday agencies that experienced data breaches are required by law to provide identity theft services for impacted persons. The Office of Personnel …

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DISA Launches Operational Risk-Focused Cyber Evaluation Program

The Defense Information Systems Agency has introduced cyber evaluation program meant to help combatant commands and federal agencies examine operational risks of missions based on a network’s current state of cybersecurity. DISA said Wednesday the Command Cyber Operational Readiness Inspection program will assess organizations’ compliance with Defense Department directives and security orders as well as evaluate networks’ physical …

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GAO: DHS Launches Multiple Efforts to Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity Posture

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Homeland Security implemented multiple initiatives to protect federal systems from cyber intrusions and attacks. GAO said in a report published Tuesday that DHS introduced the National Cybersecurity Protection System in a move to detect and mitigate malicious network traffic. DHS also runs a continuous diagnostics and mitigation program …

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Former Govt Officials Push for DHS Cyber Reorganization

Some former government cybersecurity experts said at a House committee hearing held Wednesday they believe Congress should elevate the Department of Homeland Security’s authority to protect federal networks, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Joseph Marks writes House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul asked a panel of four cyber specialists during the panel meeting …

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