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Ellen Lord: DoD Warns Military, Contractors Against Chinese, Russian Software

Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, has said the Defense Department started distributing to the military and contractors a list of software platforms that should not be purchased, Defense One reported Friday. This is because such software platforms have failed to meet national security requirements, Lord said. “What we are …

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Report: NSA to Transfer ‘Sharkseer’ Cybersecurity Program to DISA

The National Security Agency will hand over to the Defense Information Systems Agency a cybersecurity program that helps protect Defense Department networks against malware and zero-day threats, Fifth Domain reported Saturday. Natalie Pittore, an NSA spokeswoman, told Fifth Domain that the Sharkseer program “better aligns” with DISA’s mission. A defense budget deal reached …

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ODNI Launches New Governance Structure Under Transformation Initiative; Dan Coats Comments

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has established a new organizational structure and implemented new processes as part of a transformation effort unveiled in March. “Our comprehensive approach to transformation covered many areas, including synchronizing and streamlining processes, better developing our people, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our decisions …

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GAO Identifies ‘Critical’ Measures to Protect National Cyber Systems

The Government Accountability Office has urged the federal government to implement a set of “critical” actions to address cyber threats to information technology systems that support critical infrastructure. GAO said Wednesday said these measures include establishing a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy, updating governmentwide data security programs and increasing federal role in …

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Defense Bill Conference Committee Backs EW, Cyber Strategies

The committee tasked to harmonize the House and Senate versions of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act has included multiple provisions on cybersecurity and electronic warfare in the NDAA conference report, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. One provision makes it a matter of national policy to use “offensive cyber capabilities” and “all instruments …

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Task Force Report Describes DOJ’s Efforts to Address Cyber Threats Posed by Foreign Influence Operations

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday announced the release of a report that provides an assessment of cybersecurity threats facing the country and describes how the Justice Department detects and responds to those threats. The department said Thursday the report was produced by the cyber-digital task force that Sessions established in …

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Christopher Krebs: Trump Administration Seeks Public-Private Collaboration for National Risk Mgmt Initiative

Christopher Krebs, undersecretary for the Department of Homeland Security’s national protection and programs directorate, has said the Trump administration plans to launch an initiative to encourage public-private partnerships to address cyber threats and secure critical infrastructure, Nextgov reported Friday. He told audience at a Washington Post-hosted cyber forum Friday the planned …

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