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House Panel Asks DHS, Mitre to Perform Biennial Reviews of Cyber Vulnerability ID Program

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has called on the Department of Homeland Security and Mitre to conduct biennial reviews to ensure the stability and effectiveness of a program that aims to facilitate the identification of cybersecurity vulnerabilities and sharing of such data among organizations.

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DHS Official: Sharing of Unclassified Cyber Threat Indicators Getting Faster

An official at the Department of Homeland Security recently said that the approval of unclassified versions of cyber threat indicators is now being done at a much faster rate, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies submit cyber threat indicators to the DHS' National Cybersecurity and Communications and Integration Center as part of the Automated Indicator Sharing initiative. However, submissions with confidential information must first be scrubbed prior to public dissemination.

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La’Naia Jones: Intelligence Community Aims Cyber Efforts at Hacking Capability Commoditization, Ransomware

La’Naia Jones, deputy chief information officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has said the intelligence community has started to direct its cybersecurity efforts against the use of ransomware by nation state-related threat actors, expansion of the information technology supply chain exploits and commoditization of breaching capabilities, MeriTalk reported Wednesday.

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DISA Works With Pentagon CIO to Help ‘Fourth Estate’ Agencies Migrate Apps to MilCloud 2.0

The Defense Information Systems Agency has initiated efforts to help the Defense Department’s “fourth estate” agencies move applications to a cloud platform to comply with the chief information officer’s mandate to streamline the cyber infrastructure and reduce the data center footprint.

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