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NIST Issues Guidance for Securing Critical Unclassified Data Against Advanced Persistent Threats

TIC 3.0 Use Case Guide

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a final guidance containing recommendations on how to protect controlled unclassified information from advanced persistent threats. Ron Ross, a computer scientist and NIST fellow, said the organization published the guidance in response to reported critical cyber attacks to U.S. infrastructure.

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Ankura Names Ted Theisen Senior Managing Director, Cyber Practice

Ankura

Ankura has appointed Ted Theisen as a senior managing director of the company’s Cyber Practice. He brings more than two decades of experience to Ankura, across both the private and public sectors. Throughout his career, Theisen has worked to design and modernize information security programs and systems. 

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Sumo Logic’s Continuous Intelligence Platform Achieves FedRAMP-Moderate Authorization; Doug Natal Quoted

Doug Natal

Sumo Logic’s Continuous Intelligence Platform has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization at a Moderate impact level. “The FedRAMP Moderate authorization further validates the security of our Continuous Intelligence Platform, and builds on our momentum in helping federal customers operate successfully in the cloud,” said Doug Natal, general manager, Sumo Logic Public Sector. 

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CyberCore Analyzes Supply Chain Risk Reduction; William Von Hagel Quoted

Dr. William Von Hagel

CyberCore recently highlighted the ways organizations can mitigate supply chain risk, which has significantly increased with the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal government has significantly relied on global sourcing and manufacturing of critical infrastructure products, which has resulted in supply chain threats, including counterfeit products, hacks, trade wars and supply disruption. 

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Senate Confirms Gen. Lloyd Austin as Defense Secretary

Gen. Lloyd Austin

The Senate has confirmed Gen. Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense in a 93-2 vote on Friday. President Biden said that Austin has “intimate knowledge of the Department of Defense,” which will support Biden's defense initiatives. His confirmation follows Congress' approval of the waiver to facilitate Austin’s confirmation on Thursday. 

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Stuart McGuigan: State Department Increases Agility, Centralized Tech Infrastructure

Stuart McGuigan

Stuart McGuigan, former chief information officer at the Department of State, stated that the department has become more agile today than when he arrived in 2018. Since joining the State Department, McGuigan has worked to streamline the Authorization to Operate process to increase efficiency. “We have been pushing for is software-as-a-service,” McGuigan said. 

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Will Roper Addresses U.S. Air Force Agile Development Into 2021

Dr. Will Roper

Will Roper, the assistant secretary of acquisition, technology and logistics and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed how the U.S. Air Force should leverage data, IT and agility to remain competitive against adversaries across the digital landscape. Roper noted that federal acquisition heads should bring deep technology expertise that extends to modern software development

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MTEC to Develop Prototypes to Link Medical Networks for DoD

Medical Networks

The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC), composed of medical enterprise technology developers, will work to create prototypes that link medical data, software and situational awareness to create a unified network across different parts of the military, such as research labs and tactical responders. The DoD currently anticipates spending $5.8 million on a prototype, with potential funds for follow-on work.

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Aaron Weis Discusses U.S. Navy IT Modernization Priorities for 2021

Aaron Weis

Throughout the year, the U.S. Navy has expedited IT projects, including expanding bandwidth, building new sites for its virtual private networks and shifting to telework. Aaron Weis, U.S. Navy chief information officer and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently stated that the service branch should not revert to IT practices that the Navy used before COVID-19. 

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