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Report: FBI Investigates China-Linked Cyber Breach at FDIC

The FBI has begun to investigate a security breach at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. that started in 2010 and included the computer of then-FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair, Reuters reported Friday. Individuals familiar with the matter told Reuters that senior officials at FDIC believe the breach, which is being investigated …

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Sen. Tom Carper: HQ Consolidation Could Save DHS $1B

A report from Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) estimates that the Department of Homeland Security will save nearly $1.2 billion over 30 years if DHS completes the  consolidation of its headquarters at the St. Elizabeths West campus in Washington, D.C. The report, titled “DHS Headquarters Consolidation at St. Elizabeths: Better Results for Less Money,” recommends the incoming administration …

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Michael Johnson Steps Down from Energy CIO Role

Michael Johnson, Energy Department chief information officer, has left the agency following an almost two-year stint with the organization, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Steven Norton writes Robbie Green, principal deputy CIO for enterprise information resources management, has been named interim CIO following Johnson’s departure. A spokesperson from the DOE …

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NASA Develops Tracking System for Firefighters Inside Buildings

NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has created a tracking system that works to provide firefighters’ locations inside buildings. The agency said Tuesday the Precision Outdoor and Indoor Navigation and Tracking for Emergency Responders system works to address tracking problems which occur when firefighters enter buildings that block radio signals. “To this day, the …

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DHS to Transition NSF-Funded Analytics Tool Into Commercial Market

The Department of Homeland Security will transition a National Science Foundation-funded analytics and exploit detection tool into the commercial market. DHS said Tuesday the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-built ZeroPoint tool is the eighth cybersecurity technology product to transition as part of the cyber security division’s Transition to Practice program. …

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Cedric Leighton: DoD Works to Address Advanced Persistent Threats

The Defense Department seeks to address cybersecurity concerns such as advanced persistent threats that use unauthorized entities to gain access to networks and steal data from an organization, C4ISR & Networks reported Wednesday. John Edwards writes Cedric Leighton, former National Security Agency deputy director of training, said APTs can collect large …

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US, China Reaffirm Cooperation to Address Cybercrime & Network Protection

Government representatives from U.S. and China have reaffirmed the two countries’ commitment to cooperate on cybersecurity efforts such as cyber crime investigations and network protection. The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday Attorney General Loretta Lynch, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson and Chinese public security ministry leader Guo Shengkun co-chaired the third …

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DHS Issues ‘Other Transaction’ Solicitation for Financial Sector Cybersecurity Tools

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology branch has published an “other transaction” solicitation for the development of cybersecurity tools for U.S. financial systems as part of DHS’ Silicon Valley Innovation Program. DHS said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Nov. 21 it seeks Financial Services Cyber Security Active Defense ideas and technologies in the areas of …

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