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DOD’s Thomas Wingfield Warns Against Cyberattacks, Highlights Need for Cyber Resilience

Thomas Wingfield

Thomas Wingfield, deputy assistant secretary for cyber policy at the Department of Defense (DoD), has flagged the increasing risk of successful cyberattacks against the U.S. and its allies, and warned that the Pentagon's cyber force is "not enough." He said that cyber resilience can be achieved through collaboration among leaders, "who understand the promise and pitfalls of technology."

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Bechtel Cyber Experts Join (CS)2AI as Fellows; Mike Costas, Derek Harp Quoted

Bechtel

Katie Pehrson and Charlie Givens of Bechtel have been appointed to Control System Cyber Security Association International's ((CS)2AI) fellowship program. Pehrson and Givens will provide (CS)2AI members and industry with support and expertise on complex technical challenges across industrial control systems cybersecurity. Pehrson and Givens were appointed based on their more than 25 years of combined experience in Bechtel's cybersecurity customer initiatives. 

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ODNI Names Matthew Kozma as IC CIO; John Ratcliffe Quoted

Matthew Kozma

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has selected Matthew Kozma to assume the role of chief information officer (CIO) of the intelligence community (IC), FedScoop reported on Friday. Kozma will succeed John Sherman, who left to join the DoD as principal deputy CIO in July. La’Naia Jones has served as acting CIO since Sherman’s departure.

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Shift5 Wins US Army OTA to Deliver Prototype Vehicle Security System; Josh Lospinoso Quoted

Army Ground Vehicle

Shift5 has been awarded a one-year, $2.6 million OTA by the Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) to deliver a prototype vehicle security system for a critical ground vehicle platform. Shift5 will provide unified cybersecurity prototype kits that will protect the operational technology of the Army’s Stryker combat vehicle platform.

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BAE Systems Expands Capabilities at Georgia Cyber Center; Peder Jungck Quoted

Peder Jungck

BAE Systems has recently signed a lease agreement at the Georgia Cyber Center, expanding its footprint in the technology marketplace. “We’re committed to supporting our customer’s mission by bringing innovative solutions that further enable mission success,” said Peder Jungck, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems Intelligence Solutions business.

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Leidos to Support AFA CyberPatriot Program; Bernie Skoch, Boe Boera Quoted

Leidos

Leidos will continue its support for the Air Force Association's (AFA) CyberPatriot program, the nation's largest youth cyber education program, marking the 11th consecutive year. "The Air Force Association is privileged to once again receive the strong support of Leidos," said Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot national commissioner. “As a founding partner of CyberPatriot, Leidos support continues to play a key role in CyberPatriot's growth.”

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IndraSoft Wins USAF DevSecOps Contract to Advance Cybersecurity; Raj Lingam Quoted

Raj Lingam

IndraSoft has been awarded a 5-year Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) for DevSecOps Services to support the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division's LevelUP Platform One program. Indrasoft will help the U.S. Air Force integrate Agile and DevSecOps technology innovations to enable the service branch to deliver capabilities that support Air Force and Department of Defense (DoD) missions.

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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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