Tag Archives: Joe Wilson

Think Tank Finds Governors Mostly Use National Guard Cyber Response for Ransomware Cases

Cybersecurity

Third Way, a public policy think tank, said state governors have asked for the National Guard's assistance to respond to ransomware, more often than to other types of cyberattacks. The National Guard has supported state cybersecurity efforts since 2018, with 23 of the 41 recorded cases being related to ransomware, the think tank said Monday.

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Reps. Jimmy Panetta, Joe Wilson Present Small Manufacturer Cybersecurity Enhancement Act””

Cybersecurity

Reps. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., and Joe Wilson, R-S.C., have introduced a bill to better protect small defense manufacturers from cyber threats. The legislation, known as the "Small Manufacturer Cybersecurity Enhancement Act" would authorize awarding grants to partnership centers that provide cybersecurity services to these businesses, Panetta's office said Thursday.

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House GOP Urges Trump to Clarify Federal Hiring Freeze Memo

A group of 19 House Republican members has called on President Donald Trump to clarify his presidential memorandum that imposes a hiring freeze on federal civilian employees. The lawmakers said in letter published Wednesday the implementation of the federal job freeze “negatively” affected Defense Department acquisition personnel who negotiate national security-related contracts. They added …

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Alan Shaffer: Funding Cuts Undermine Pentagon’s Tech R&D Efforts

The Defense Department‘s research and development officials told a House Armed Services subcommittee Thursday the possible return of sequestration in fiscal 2016 will hurt military innovation, Defense News reported Thursday. Andrew Clevenger reports Alan Shaffer, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering, told the subcommittee that half …

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Rep. Wilson to Pentagon: Stop Buying Russian Military Supplies

The Defense Department will continue purchasing Russian-made military hardware and aircraft for Afghan military forces despite protests from lawmakers, The Hill reports. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) called for the Pentagon to stop doing business with the Russian manufacturer Rosoboronexport, during a House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee …

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