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Report: Navy Seeks to Expand Cyber Workforce Through Updated Policy

The Department of the Navy has issued an updated guidance that would allow sailors and civilian personnel to use their academic degrees, military training and certifications as part of efforts to increase the number of cybersecurity professionals, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes Rob Foster, DoN’s chief information officer, …

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Terry Halvorsen Signs Updated DoD Guidance for IT Services Management

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has signed updated guidance for the management of information technology services across DoD, FCW reported Friday. Halvorsen said the third version of the DoD Enterprise Service Management Framework guidance focuses on IT performance and risk management, Sean Lyngaas writes. The report said the Pentagon has …

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Reps. Ted Lieu, Will Hurd: HHS Should Require Health Providers to Notify Govt Agencies of Ransomware Attacks

Reps. Ted Lieu (D-California) and Will Hurd (R-Texas) have asked the Department of Health and Human Services to develop guidance that would require healthcare providers to immediately report cases of ransomware-related attacks to government agencies and information sharing and analysis organizations. The lawmakers told Deven McGraw, deputy director for health information privacy …

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Sens. Ron Johnson, Tom Carper Ask OMB’s Shaun Donovan for Federal Data Security Guidance Revision

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware) have asked the Office of Management and Budget to provide updates on OMB’s efforts to revise a policy on how federal agencies can manage and protect information resources from cyber threats. In a letter published Wednesday, the lawmakers asked OMB Director Shaun Donovan to inform the Senate …

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British Security Experts: Regulation, Tech Key to Counter Hostile UAVs

U.K.-based Open Briefing and Oxford Research Group have published a joint report that recommends regulatory, passive and active countermeasures meant to help government organizations stop hostile use of unmanned aerial vehicles by nonstate actors. The report says terrorist organizations, organized crime groups, insurgents, corporations and activists can use commercial drones to gather intelligence …

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GAO: DoD Should Update Acquisition Workforce Plan

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Defense Department update its plan for DoD’s acquisition workforce and release guidance on the utilization of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund. GAO made the recommendation after an analysis showed six of the 13 acquisition-related career areas did not meet growth objectives DoD crafted in 2010 as part of its …

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