Bruce Jette, assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for acquisition, technology and logistics, has said the new intellectual property management policy seeks to strike a balance between efforts to promote industry innovation and long-term sustainment considerations. The policy “discourages a one-size-fits-all attitude and requires that we consider the unique needs of each weapon system and its components as we develop the IP strategy,” Jette wrote in an article published Thursday.Read More »
National Counterintelligence & Security Center Warns US Firms of Foreign Intell Threats With Informative Materials
A center within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has begun to distribute brochures, videos, flyers and other informative materials to increase awareness about foreign intelligence threats and help U.S. companies protect themselves from nation-state actors. “American companies are squarely in the cross-hairs of well-financed nation-state actors, who are routinely breaching private sector networks, stealing proprietary data, and compromising supply chains," William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said in a statement published Monday.Read More »
FBI’s Christopher Wray: Chinese State-Backed Cyber Hacking Group Targets IP, Confidential Business Info
FBI Director Christopher Wray has said a group of Chinese state-sponsored threat actors compromised the computers of U.S. government agencies, firms and other organizations worldwide to steal large volumes of confidential business data and intellectual property. Wray made the remarks during a recent press conference announcing the indictment of two members of the APT 10 cyber hacking group - Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong - linked to the Chinese state security ministry.Read More »
Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense, has said one of her goals for calendar year 2019 is to revise the DoD Instruction 5000.02 policy, Defense News reported Thursday. “In 2019, one of my key objectives is to rewrite 5000.02,” she told reporters on Dec. 17.Read More »
Army Secretary Mark Esper has cleared a new policy that aims to provide the service with a strategy to advance innovation and modernization and sustain readiness through intellectual property management, the Army News Service reported Tuesday. Esper approved the IP management policy Friday to facilitate acquisition and modernization reforms that seek to accelerate the delivery of new capabilities to warfighters amid emerging threats posed by adversaries.Read More »
The U.S. Army has initiated an international research program for moving target defense technology, able to protect information in computer systems from potential threats.
The Army Research Laboratory said Sept. 6 researchers from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand spearheaded the development of the Flexible Random Virtual IP Multiplexing system.
The Defense Information Systems Agency has started modernizing the information and communications network of the Defense Department in Hawaii through a new program. DISA said Wednesday the Pacific Enterprise Services-Hawaii initiative consists of three contracts that allow DoD personnel in the state to replace aging voice and data services with …Read More »
The White House Council of Economic Advisers has called on public and commercial sectors to advance collaboration to address cybersecurity risks. The council said Wednesday the private sector has initiated efforts to prevent cyber threats through IT system security efforts and development of platforms that work to facilitate cyber vulnerability threat …Read More »
The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to kick off a project next year to update telecommunications infrastructure for Defense Department personnel based in Hawaii. DISA said Thursday it aims to modernize DoD’s analog communications systems on the island to a new internet protocol-technology base under the Pacific Enterprise Services-Hawaii program. PES-HI will offer new …Read More »
GAO: DoD Forms Advisory Panel, DIUx to Address Contracting Challenges Faced by ‘Non-Traditional’ Firms
The Government Accountability Office has interviewed representatives from 12 “non-traditional companies” or firms that do not typically engage in business with the Defense Department and found challenges across six areas that keep them from developing platforms for military purposes. These challenges include complexity of process within DoD, unsteady budget, long duration of …Read More »