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DOE Issues Restrictions on Sharing Civilian Nuclear Tech With China

The Energy Department has issued a new policy framework regulating cooperation between the U.S. and China concerning the sharing of civilian nuclear technology. The DoE said on Thursday that the new framework was developed due to concerns that China may be attempting to acquire nuclear technology from U.S. companies in such a manner that is, in the words of Energy Secretary Rick Perry, “outside of established processes of U.S.-China civil nuclear cooperation.”

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Maj. Gen. Patrick Higby Appointed Air Force IT Acquisition Process Development Head

Maj. Gen. Patrick Higby, a 29-year U.S. Air Force official, has been named director of information technology acquisition process development at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.

The Defense Department said Friday Higby will leave his roles as director of cybersecurity strategy and policy at the Office of Information Dominance and chief information officer at the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.

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GAO: Sustained Momentum in Identifying, Implementing Initiatives Key to Uphold Weapon System Cybersecurity

Sustained efforts to develop and implement initiatives to address weapon system cybersecurity challenges are needed to update the Defense Department’s understanding of how to build more secure military tools, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

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US to Pursue Hypersonics as ‘Joint Effort’ Between Service Branches

Patrick Shanahan, deputy secretary of defense, recently said that the U.S. military will be pursuing hypersonic weapons as a joint effort between service branches, adding that development initiatives would be in line with future funding requests, CNBC reported Wednesday. Shanahan also made assurances that the U.S. will operate hypersonic weapons “sooner and more often than people have ever expected.”

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DISA Begins Redesign Effort on Acropolis Network; Matthew Matzer Quoted

The Defense Information Systems Agency has begun an effort to align the architecture of the Acropolis cyber defense network with the agency’s latest operational requirements.

The Where We Fight program involves adding non-classified and classified cloud environments, a private network and a data brokering program in Acropolis to increase the productivity of cyber analysts and save costs, DISA said Thursday.

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DoD’s Acting Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity Lays Out Short-Term Plans for Data Protection Efforts

Thomas Michelli, acting deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity at the Defense Department, has said Defense Secretary James Mattis already has a short-term implementation plan to sustain cybersecurity efforts within the department, C4ISRNet reported Friday.

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Ethical Hackers Identify 150 Vulnerabilities During Hack the Marine Corps Challenge

Participants of a Defense Department-organized bug bounty challenge have discovered almost 150 vulnerabilities in the public-facing websites and services of the U.S. Marine Corps.

HackerOne said Wednesday more than 100 ethical hackers reported the vulnerabilities to the Marine Corps Cyberspace Command during the recent 20-day Hack the Marine Corps program and received over $150,000 for their efforts.

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