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Defense Digital Service, Air Force Research Lab Plan Counter-UAS Tech Transition; Katie Olson Quoted

Drones

The Defense Department's digital service group reportedly plans to transition its small unmanned aerial system sense-and-detect platforms to the Air Force Research Laboratory's Negation of Improvised Non-State Joint Aerial system program by Sept. 30. The technology transfer effort follows a memorandum of understanding signed between DDS and AFRL in April for collaborative work in the counter-sUAS area.

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Hack the Army 3.0 Challenge Uncovers Over 200 Vulnerabilities; Maya Kuang, Johann Wallace Quoted

Data-Centric Security

Military and civilian security researchers discovered 238 vulnerabilities within a range of two applications during the third iteration of the Hack the Army challenge of the Defense Digital Service (DDS) and the U.S. Army. Johann Wallace, compliance division chief at Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM), cited the advantages of conducting Hack the Army to the service branch.

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Katie Olson to Temporarily Succeed Brett Goldstein as Defense Digital Service Director

Katie Olson

Katie Olson, deputy director of the Defense Digital Service (DDS), will serve as the agency's acting leader as Brett Goldstein steps down. Goldstein led DDS as director for a couple of years. Olson, Goldstein's temporary successor, joined DDS in 2019 as chief of staff then became the agency's deputy director in 2020.

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DOD OKs Vulnerability Search on Department’s Public IT Systems; Brett Goldstein Quoted

Brett Goldstein

The Department of Defense (DOD) has informed ethical hackers that they can now look for security issues across DOD's publicly available information systems under its expanded Vulnerability Disclosure Program. "This expansion is a testament to transforming the government's approach to security and leapfrogging the current state of technology within DOD," said Brett Goldstein, the director of the Defense Digital Service.

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Defense Digital Service Chief Brett Goldstein: DoD Should Advance Data Literacy

Pentagon

Brett Goldstein, director of the Defense Digital Service (DDS), told Nextgov in an interview published Tuesday about the need for the Department of Defense (DoD) to advance data literacy as it works on enterprisewide programs. Aside from data literacy, Goldstein said the department should also improve understandability and focus on the reusability of data platforms. 

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Navy, DoD Senior Leaders Talk Accelerating Zero-Trust Efforts to Support Telework Needs; Brandon Iske Quoted

Telework

Officials from the U.S. Navy and two Department of Defense (DoD) units have said that the COVID-19 crisis and the resulting need for telework drove a renewed push for zero-trust implementation. DDS operates a Commercial Cloud Computing Office that works to provide cloud resources to DoD organizations, according to the report.

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Air Force, DDS to Administer Cybersecurity Workshops, Hacking Contests in DEF CON Virtual Event; Will Roper Quoted

Will Roper

The Defense Digital Service and the Department of the Air Force plan to host a series of virtual workshops and hacking contests that tackle space system security. The Space Security Challenge 2020 calls for security researchers to take part in a satellite hacking contest and virtual workshops from Aug. 7 to 9 as part of the DEF CON online event.

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