Tag Archives: National Security Agency

House’s Draft NDAA Wants Pentagon to Address Cyber Workforce, IT Asset Management Issues

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The House Armed Services Committee’s intelligence, emerging threats and capabilities subpanel has released a draft of its National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would direct the Department of Defense (DoD) to address issues concerning cyber workforce and information technology-related assets, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday.

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NSA Warns of Cyber Vulnerability in Email Transfer Software

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The National Security Agency has identified a vulnerability that Russian cyber actors take advantage of to attack mail transfer networks. Sandworm Team, a Russian military group, has exploited the CVE-2019-10149 vulnerability found in the Exim software that Linux and Unix systems use as a mail transfer agent, NSA said Thursday.

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Former Federal Prosecutor Peter Thomson to be Nominated CIA Inspector General

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President Trump has indicated his intent to nominate Peter Thomson, who previously spent 23 years at the Department of Justice as a federal prosecutor, to be inspector general at the CIA. Thomson serves as an attorney at Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann and co-chair of the law firm's white collar criminal defense and information security practices, the White House said Friday.

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Robin Kelly Introduces Transparency Bill for Acting Security Officials

Robin Kelly, a member of the Oversight National Security subcommittee, has unveiled a bill to drive accountability for acting senior national security officials. The National Security Transparency Act will require acting senior national security leaders to appear regularly before Congress to maintain oversight on their respective departments, the office of Robin Kelly said Thursday.

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NSA Continues Academic Engagement Program

The National Security Agency has renewed an effort to bolster its scientific and technical workforce through partnerships with academia. NSA said Monday it invites colleges to take part in the OnRamp II program that offers scholarships, internships and cybersecurity research opportunities to students.

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CISA’s Christopher Krebs on Cyber Collaboration, Data Sharing in Election Security

Christopher Krebs, director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has helped improve collaboration between DHS and the National Security Agency, CyberScoop reported Monday.

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NSA’s Alexander Gates to Lead Cybersecurity at DOE; Dan Brouillette Quoted

Alexander Gates, a cybersecurity official with the National Security Agency, has been appointed to join the Department of Energy as assistant secretary for cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response or CESER, Cyberscoop reported Friday. Gates will succeed Karen Evans who has been in the role since September 2018.

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