The Department of Health and Human Services experienced a cyber attack as part of a disinformation campaign that seeks to disrupt response to the coronavirus pandemic, Bloomberg reported Monday.Read More »
The Department of Defense is asking industry for ideas to develop 5G technology platforms for demonstration at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany in Georgia and Hill Air Force Base in Utah. DoD said Monday it will collect input through Dec. 16 to help the department finalize prototype solicitations related to the experimentation and testing of the next-generation wireless technology.Read More »
Potomac Officers Club Announces Casie Antalis of CBP for Security Vetting Process Modernization Update on Aug. 14th
On August 14th, Potomac Officers Club will host the Security Vetting Process Modernization Update at the 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Va. Monte Hawkins of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be the keynote speaker for the event. Gator Harvey of Northrop Grumman Technology Services will serve as the moderator for an expert panel featuring Casie Antalis and Eric Peters of CBP, Sam Robinson of the FBI and Lori Vislocky of DHS.Read More »
The U.S. Coast Guard plans to deploy small drones developed by Boeing's Insitu subsidiary onto four more National Security Cutters by the end of 2019, Flight Global reported Wednesday. The Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicles will contain payloads including sensor systems, communications relay platforms and a laser pointer to support various USCG missions including search-and-rescue, ice-breaking and anti-drug trafficking.Read More »
Roger Stone, formerly deputy senior director of resilience policy of the National Security Council, has been named director of information technology at the White House, FedScoop reported Monday. He succeeds Chris Herndon, who served as head of IT for two years, and will serve as chief information officer of the executive offices of the president and vice president.
President Trump is appointing Joan Virginia O’Hara, former principal deputy executive secretary and deputy chief of staff for the National Security Council, to serve as the NSC's executive secretary.
Prior to assuming her role in July, O'Hara advised Vice President Mike Pence on national security and foreign policy matters, the White House said Friday. She also served six years with the House of Representatives' Homeland Security Committee, having previously held the role of general counsel.
Grant Schneider, acting federal chief information security officer, has been named permanent federal CISO at the Office of Management and Budget, Nextgov reported Thursday. He will serve as chairman of the CISO Council, oversee the executive branch’s cyber strategy and will continue to serve as senior director for cyber security at …Read More »
Michael Barry, senior director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council, is reportedly leaving his post at NSC, the Daily Beast reported Tuesday. A source said Barry will return to the CIA; his move is the latest in a string of departures at NSC as National Security Adviser John Bolton …Read More »
A group tasked with advising the National Space Council on government and commercial aerospace matters convened Tuesday at NASA‘s headquarters, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. James Ellis, chairman of the Users’ Advisory Group, said UAG intends to form subcommittees that will focus on six areas that include national security space; technology and …Read More »
Coast Guard Rear Adm. Douglas Fears, formerly senior director for resilience policy at the National Security Council, has been named homeland security and counterterrorism adviser and deputy assistant to President Donald Trump. “Fears brings more than three decades of experience across a range of vital homeland security areas including counterterrorism, …Read More »