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Katie Arrington: DoD’s Cyber Certification Model Could Allow for Reciprocity With FedRAMP

Katie Arrington, chief information security officer for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense, said DoD considers opening the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification initiative up for a reciprocity process with the General Services Administration’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management program to facilitate the transition, FCW reported Friday.

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GSA, DOE Officials on Federal Efforts to Reduce Cyber Risks

The General Services Administration and the Department of Energy are launching initiatives to address cybersecurity risks, Federal News Network reported Friday. Larry Hale, director of information technology security subcategory at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, said the agency is taking steps to ensure the security of products agencies procure from acquisition schedules.

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Adm. Stuart Munsch to Lead Navy’s New Education-Focused Directorate

The U.S. Navy has established a new warfighting development directorate with Vice Adm. Stuart Munsch's appointment as leader, USNI News reported Tuesday. The new directorate, known as OPNAV N7, would work to align the service branch's schools, such as the Naval Academy, with a variety of activities including exercises, studies and experiments.

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Marine Corps Considers Robots to Clear Mine-Filled Waters

The U.S. Marine Corps is planning to build robotic systems that would scout sea floors for possible mine threats and other man-made traps. The service branch's Crawling Remotely Operated Amphibious Breacher or CRAB would clear amphibious areas to provide a safe landing spot for troops, USMC said Thursday.

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