Tag Archives: DoD

Joe Kirschbaum on GAO’s Assessment of Pentagon’s Cyber Hygiene Initiatives

Joe Kirschbaum

Joe Kirschbaum, director of defense capabilities and management issues at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), told Federal News Network in an interview posted Wednesday about GAO’s assessment of the Department of Defense’s three cyber hygiene efforts. GAO looked at DoD’s defense to cybersecurity culture and compliance initiative, cyber discipline plan and cyber awareness training and Kirschbaum said the office found lapses in tracking the implementation of cyber hygiene-related tasks.

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Ty Schieber, CMMC Accreditation Body Chair, to Serve as Panelist at Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020 on June 24th


Ty Schieber, chairman of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification accreditation body and senior director of executive education at the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation, will speak on the “Implementing CMMC” panel at Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020 on Wednesday, June 24th. Register here for POC’s CMMC Forum 2020.

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Mark Esper Issues Memo on Funding Shift in DoD’s Construction Budget


The Department of Defense plans to shift $545.5 million in military construction funds to facilitate the execution of projects scheduled for awards this year and ensure the availability of adequate funding for the Trump administration’s border wall project, Defense News reported Tuesday.

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DoD Hosts COVID-19 Webinars for Small Businesses


The Department of Defense conducted a couple of small business online seminars this month amid the COVID-19 pandemic. DoD said Monday its Office of Small Business Programs hosted defense webinars on COVID-19 relief efforts and the pandemic's effects on industrial cybersecurity.

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Maj. Gen. Michael Guetlein: NRO Seeks to Feed Data Into Joint All-Domain C2 System

Maj. Gen. Michael Guetlein, deputy director of the National Reconnaissance Office, said the NRO is working on new interface standards to facilitate the flow of data to warfighters through the Department of Defense’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control system, C4ISRNET reported Monday.

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