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CISA, FBI Recommend Steps to Mitigate Risk of Ransomware Attacks; Eric Goldstein Quoted

Eric Goldstein

The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have issued an advisory outlining mitigation measures that organizations in public and private sectors can implement to reduce the risk of ransomware attacks and other cyber incidents. CISA and the bureau have observed a rise in ransomware attacks during holidays and weekends.

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Victoria Coleman: USAF Must Adopt Zero-Trust Approach for Microchip Security

Victoria Coleman

Victoria Coleman, chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force, has urged the service branch to adopt a zero-trust approach for securing microprocessor chips in military computing and weapon systems. The former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency noted that the zero-trust architecture could help in averting the domino effect that a compromised part could have on a whole system. 

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DOD Taps Intel for Semiconductor Foundry Project; Pat Gelsinger Quoted

Pat Gelsinger

Intel has won a contract from the Department of Defense to help the semiconductor industry establish and demonstrate an intellectual property ecosystem for the first phase of a chip design and prototyping initiative. Intel said Monday it will work with IBM, Cadence, Synopsys and other companies to build foundry infrastructure under the DOD's Rapid Assured Microelectronics Prototypes-Commercial program.

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Michael Weiskopff: DOD Helps Defense Industrial Base Identify Cybersecurity Gaps

Password Management

Michael Weiskopff, a division chief at the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3), said that DC3's Defense Industrial Base Collaborative Information Sharing Environment (DCISE) offers some services intended to help industry partners identify and assess cybersecurity vulnerabilities. He noted that the DCISE group uses cyber resilience analysis and threat scoring services to assist companies in addressing security gaps.

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Tyto Athene Completes Acquisition of AT&T Government Solutions, Inc.; Chris Meilhammer Quoted

Tyto Athene

Tyto Athene announced on Thursday that the company has completed its acquisition of AT&T Government Solutions, Inc. (GSI). The acquisition to acquire GSI was announced on March 3rd and terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. AT&T and Tyto have also agreed to enter into teaming agreements for opportunities in the DoD IT professional services market. 

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Maximus Supports COVID-19 Vaccination Programs; Bruce Caswell Quoted

Bruce Caswell

Maximus has announced that the company is supporting seven state vaccination programs, including Calif., Colo., N.Y. and D.C., with COVID-19 vaccine information and hotline services, Maximus reported on Friday. As part of its support, Maximus will help answer common questions, address concerns about the vaccine, resolve complaints and coordinate vaccination appointments.

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Tyto Athene Partners with Tellabs to Deliver ACUITY LAN Solution

Tyto Athene

Tyto Athene has partnered with Tellabs, a leader in Passive Optical Network (PON) solutions, to launch Tyto Athene’s ACUITY LAN Solution. The company’s ACUITY Micro Data Center was created to provide mission-critical edge processing, analytics and unified communications in a turn-key solution. Tyto Athene will add Tellabs’ Optical LAN (OLAN) to enable the ACUITY LAN Solution to scale its tactical transportable network. 

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Senate Confirms Gen. Lloyd Austin as Defense Secretary

Gen. Lloyd Austin

The Senate has confirmed Gen. Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense in a 93-2 vote on Friday. President Biden said that Austin has “intimate knowledge of the Department of Defense,” which will support Biden's defense initiatives. His confirmation follows Congress' approval of the waiver to facilitate Austin’s confirmation on Thursday. 

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Andrew Turner Joins Booz Allen Hamilton Leadership Team to Drive Digital Transformation

Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton has appointed Andrew Turner as an executive vice president and market strategy leader for the company’s global commercial business. Turner will report to Bill Phelps, executive vice president and leader of Booz Allen’s global commercial cyber business. “We are thrilled that Andrew will bring his C-level experience and perspective as a cybersecurity practitioner to our team,” said Phelps. 

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