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Kevin Smith: Census Bureau Launches Cyber Measures to Address Potential Risks

Kevin Smith, chief information officer of the Census Bureau, said the agency will ensure encryption of data as it anticipates receiving 60 percent of its responses online for the 2020 count, FCW reported Wednesday. Smith said during an event Tuesday that the bureau will seek the help of intelligence agencies to support its cybersecurity efforts for Census 2020.

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Intel Community CIO John Sherman Details Top IT Priorities for 2019

John Sherman, chief information officer of the U.S. intelligence community, said expanding and modernizing the IC’s information technology environment are his top priorities with intelligence agencies in 2019, FedScoop reported on Friday. The “second epoch” of ICITE seeks intelligence integration and innovation, Sherman said at the recent AFCEA IC IT Day

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La’Naia Jones: Security Coordination Center Helps IC Agencies Share Cyber Threat Intelligence

La’Naia Jones, deputy chief information officer of the Intelligence Community, discussed how the Security Coordination Center facilitates the sharing of cyber threat intelligence and information on malware among IC agencies, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

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NGA Names Mark Munsell as New CTO

Mark Munsell, the deputy director of the CIO and Information Technology Services Directorate at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has been promoted to the chief technology officer role at the agency. He will lead the agency’s efforts to modernize its technologies and attract IT talent, NGA said Tuesday.

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Dan Coats: National Intelligence Strategy Sets Roadmap for Partnerships, Agility

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has issued a new document that provides a strategic direction for 17 agencies within the intelligence community in the next four years. The 2019 National Intelligence Strategy seeks to advance innovation, integration, partnerships and transparency within the IC in response to threats posed by adversaries, ODNI said Tuesday.

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Sens. Angus King, Jim Risch Reintroduce Energy Grid Security Bill; King Quoted

Sens. Angus King, I-Maine, and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, have reintroduced a bill that aims to secure the energy grid via government-industry engineering efforts. The Securing Energy Infrastructure Act. would establish government-industry partnerships to eliminate software vulnerabilities that create openings for cyber attacks, King's office said Thursday.

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John Edwards: CIA Should Update Tech Platforms to Expedite Data Collection, Analysis

John Edwards, chief information officer at the CIA, has said the agency should update its technology platforms and optimize its workforce to accelerate data collection and generate insights from gathered information, FedTech Magazine published Tuesday. “Increasing the edge over our adversaries, our operational advantage will be determined by the speed at which we sense, collect, ingest, condition, analyze and characterize data of the representative threat,” he said in his speech at the FedScoop Public Sector Innovation Summit held Dec. 4 in Washington, D.C.

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USAF Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith Named FAA Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation

Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, a retiring U.S. Air Force commander, has been named the Federal Aviation Administration's associate administrator for commercial space transportation, effective Jan. 20, 2019. He will oversee the Office of Commercial Space Transportation that is charged with protecting national security and foreign policy interests, as well as the public, with regard to commercial launch, the FAA said Thursday.

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Report: Defense Intelligence Agency Needs to Develop FOIA Backlog Reduction Plan

The intelligence community's inspector general has called on the Defense Intelligence Agency's leadership to formulate a plan to reduce its backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests. In September, the ICIG explained in a report that a FOIA request is considered part of an agency’s backlog when it remains unprocessed after 20 working days, or 30 days in special circumstances.

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