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Sen. Warner Proposes Cyber Doctrine, International Agreement to Expand US Cybersecurity

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, called on the White House and Congress to create a new U.S. cyber doctrine and establish an international agreement on standards regarding cyber attacks and security to deter threats, particularly Russia, CNET reported Friday. He said the federal government has been failing to protect critical infrastructures in the country and to prevent disinformation campaigns. 

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DHS S&T Taps Two Organizations for Data Privacy R&D Effort

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate awarded two organizations a total of $1.1M to support the Data Privacy research and development project, DHS said Thursday. The Data Privacy effort aims to mitigate privacy risks on critical data transmitted through mobile computing, connected sensor platforms, automated systems and other digital services.

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Congressmen Introduce Bill to Spread Cybersecurity Education

Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., introduced a new bill addressing the funding needs for the development of cybersecurity education programs. The Cybersecurity Education Integration Act would create a $10M grant program for organizations to implement cybersecurity throughout curricula, Langevin said Tuesday. The bill would also direct the secretary of education to seek input from the Department of Homeland Security and the National Institute of Standards and Technology in forming the grant program.

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TSA Issues Cybersecurity Strategy to Protect Transportation Infrastructure

The Transportation Security Administration released its first Cybersecurity Roadmap containing guidelines on securing its critical transportation infrastructure, the TSA said Tuesday. The roadmap covers the TSA’s main cybersecurity priorities such as identifying risks, reducing system vulnerabilities, mitigating consequences and fortifying system resilience.

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DOE Names University of Central Florida as National Cyber Contest Winner

The Energy Department has named the University of Central Florida as the national winner of this year's CyberForce Competition. The contest aims to develop the next generation of cyber professionals in a push to protect the country's energy infrastructure from potential threats, DoE said Monday.

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First Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy Launched to Build Govt’s Cyber Defense

The Department of Education, the Office of Management and Budget and the CIO Council have established the first Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy to provide federal employees hands-on training on cybersecurity. The council said Friday the program is part of President Trump’s Management Agenda and the new Government Reform Plan. The first class of the academy is open to government employees not working on information technology-related tasks. The three-month curriculum includes three training courses with a boot camp and certification tests to prepare new cyber defense analysts.

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House Passes Bill for Internet-of-Things Industry Research

The House of Representatives has passed a bill requiring government research on the industry of internet-connected devices. The State of Modern Application, Research, and Trends Internet of Things or SMART IoT act would task the Secretary of Commerce to gather data on industry sectors that produce internet-connected devices, the House Commerce Committee said Thursday.

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Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart: New Authorities Allow Cybercom to Implement ‘Defend Forward’ Approach

Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, deputy commander of Cyber Command, has said Cybercom has received authorities in the past six months to defend against threat actors, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. “We can no longer have policy that runs all the way to the very senior levels of our organizations before we can take action,” Stewart said Nov. 14 at the CyCon conference in Washington.

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