Tag Archives: Private-Sector

Anne Neuberger Offers Update on Government’s Response to Recent Cyber Incidents

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Anne Neuberger, deputy national security adviser for Cyber and Emerging Technology and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said that due to an increase in patching efforts, the Biden administration is “standing down” the two unified coordination groups that were established in response to cyber breaches involving SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange.

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Lt. Gen. Michael Groen on JAIC’s Efforts to Meet AI National Security Commission’s Final Recommendations

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Roughly fifty percent of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence's (NSCAI) recommendations in its final report center on defense and Lt. Gen. Michael Groen, head of the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said “we’re already working on two-thirds of them. 

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Investigators Say 30% of Victims of Alleged Russian Hack Do Not Run SolarWinds Software; Acting CISA Director Brandon Wales Quoted

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and corporate investigators said they believe the operation of cyber attackers allegedly linked to Russia extended far beyond compromising SolarWinds’ Orion software and found that about 30 percent of victims in the private and government sectors were not using the software, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

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White House Issues National Strategy for Planetary Protection

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The White House National Space Council has released a new strategy that seeks to protect the Earth and other planetary bodies from biological contamination associated with space exploration activities and ensure safe and sustainable commercialization and exploration of space. For the first objective, the government should come up with a forward contamination framework and risk-informed decision-making implementation strategies. 

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Gen. Paul Nakasone, Michael Sulmeyer on Cyber Command’s ‘Defend Forward’ Strategy

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Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, and Michael Sulmeyer, senior adviser to the commander of Cybercom, wrote in an article published Tuesday on the Foreign Affairs magazine that aside from implementing proactive defense measures, the command needs to advance the “defend forward” strategy through persistent management.

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James Geurts: Navy Eyes More ‘Tech Bridges’ to Advance Collaboration With Nontraditional Vendors

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James “Hondo” Geurts, assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition at the U.S. Navy and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the service is increasing the number of technology collaboration centers to 12 to create networks, facilitate collaboration and award contracts to nontraditional defense contractors and small businesses, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

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Andrew Dugan, CTO of Centurylink, Jonathan Spalter President and CEO of USTelecom, to Speak at COVID-19 Network Performance Webinar

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Andrew Dugan, chief technology officer (CTO) at CenturyLink, and Jonathan Spalter, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of USTelecom, will speak on the COVID-19 Network Performance – Designed for Demand, a virtual conversation with to discuss the shifts in network performance due to COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Dun & Bradstreet Offers Free Platform to Assist Business to Public, Private Sectors During COVID-19 Pandemic; Stephen Daffron Quoted

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Dun & Bradstreet has launched a new data platform for government agencies to inform mission-critical response and relief efforts across state and local communities, the company announced on Wednesday.

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AECOM Releases Actions to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic

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AECOM has released an update on the COVID-19 response throughout the global coronavirus pandemic to safeguard its employees and operations while continuing to deliver services and solutions to help clients and communities along the path to recovery, the company announced on Friday

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Commission to Issue Cyber Policy Recommendations; Rep. Mike Gallagher Quoted

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission is set to release on March 11 a report outlining 75 policy recommendations to transform how the federal government responds to cyber issues, Fifth Domain reported Thursday. Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), co-chair of the commission, said the panel wants to provide the U.S. president the power to declare a “cyber state of distress” to provide agencies access to a “cyber response and recovery fund.”

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