Tag Archives: information-sharing

CISA Unveils 2 Resources From ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force

Virtual Private Network

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has announced the publication of two new resources to help mitigate threats facing the information and communications technology supply chain. The ICT SCRM Task Force is a public-private partnership sponsored by CISA’s National Risk Management Center (NRMC) and seeks to improve ICT supply chain resilience and security. 

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PSC to Host Forum to Address Industry Concerns With Afghanistan Drawdown; Stephanie Kostro Quoted

Stephanie Kostro

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has called on the Department of Defense (DOD) and other federal agencies to take part in an information-sharing forum on August 6th to improve communication and coordination between government and industry on contractor issues in relation to the military drawdown in Afghanistan.

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GAO: HHS Should Strengthen Cyber Threat Information Sharing

Health and Human

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) facilitate threat information sharing to help improve coordination and collaboration on cybersecurity efforts. GAO made the recommendation after it found that the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center, one of HHS entities, does not routinely secure threat information from the Healthcare Threat Operations Center. 

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SOSi Awarded $43M MPE Contract to Enhance Information Sharing for USINDOPACOM; CEO Julian Setian Quoted

Julian Setian

SOS International (SOSi) announced on Friday that the company has been awarded a three-year, $43 million task order contract to modernize and expand the coalition information sharing capabilities of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM). “We are honored to have supported the growth and evolution of coalition networks for almost a decade,” said Julian Setian, SOSi’s president and CEO and two-time Wash100 Award recipient

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Army-Led AI Study Identifies Collaborative Multiagent System Development Approach

Artificial Intelligence

The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has examined the underlying process of information exchange in reinforcement learning algorithms and identified a framework for the development of multiple artificial intelligence models that may support robot-soldier collaboration. The team believes its findings could pave the way for further studies into teaming between autonomous technology and soldiers.

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DOE Earmarks Funding for Energy Infrastructure Threat Mitigation Pilot

Energy Infrastructure

The Department of Energy (DOE) has invested $4 million for a research and development effort focused on information sharing concepts to help mitigate risks to U.S. energy infrastructure. The R&D initiative has three increments focused on modeling, testing and mitigation to help the DOE pilot technologies while identifying potential security risks to energy companies.

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Anne Neuberger: White House to Issue Executive Order in Response to SolarWinds Cyber Incident

Anne Neuberger

Anne Neuberger, deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said the White House is working on an executive order in response to the SolarWinds cyber breach. Neuberger said the cyber incident impacted approximately 100 companies and nine federal agencies. She cited the need to address challenges to achieving greater visibility amid the hacking campaign.

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Cyber Unified Coordination Group Provides Update on SolarWinds Orion Compromise

Cyber Attack

The FBI, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Security Agency (NSA) issued a joint statement on Tuesday through the newly created cyber unified coordination group (UCG) to provide updates on an advanced persistent threat actor allegedly linked to Russia. 

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Mark Esper, India’s Defense Minister Meet to Discuss Intell Data Sharing Agreement

Mark Esper

Mark Esper, secretary of the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, met with Rajnath Singh, India’s defense minister, to discuss the basic exchange and cooperation agreement to facilitate sharing of sensitive satellite intelligence data between the two countries. The agreement would provide India access to aeronautical, topographical and nautical intelligence data

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Two USAF Commands Seek to Advance Collaboration Between Program Offices, Operational Wings; Gen. Arnold Bunch Quoted

U.S. Air Force

Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) and Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) have signed a memorandum of agreement to create a program to provide operators and program managers an opportunity to gain insight into each other’s missions and share information to improve readiness and lethality, the service branch reported Sunday.

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