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Final Rule to Ban Government Use of Kaspersky Products

The Department of Defense, NASA and the General Services Administration are set to publish a final rule Tuesday to prohibit defense and civilian agencies from using cybersecurity products developed or provided by Russia-based Kaspersky Lab, Nextgov reported Monday

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Paul Nakasone: NSA References 2018 for 2020 Election Security

Gen. Paul Nakasone, director of the National Security Agency and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, talked about lessons learned from the 2018 midterm elections and highlighted efforts to prevent foreign interference, Cyberscoop reported Friday. U.S. Cyber Command and NSA worked with the FBI to prevent Russia from repeating the disruption of the 2016 elections in 2018.

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Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley: US Facing ‘Competitive’ Period of Space Defense

Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said the U.S. is facing a “competitive and dangerous period” that now involves the space domain, the University of Alabama in Huntsville said Monday. Lt. Gen. Ashley, a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, told attendees at UAH’s Distinguished Lecture Series that the U.S. must be wary of the technological advances of its two primary adversaries, Russia and China.

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Christopher Wray on FBI’s Efforts to Fight Threats Posed by Russia, China

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Russia continues to carry out election interference efforts and that the U.S. considers China as the most “severe counterintelligence threat,” Nextgov reported Wednesday. Wray told the Senate Judiciary Committee in his testimony Tuesday that the bureau is collaborating with the private sector and other federal agencies to make the public aware of Russia’s influence and misinformation campaigns as well as counter the spread of deepfakes.

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Sue Gordon: Intelligence Community Should Push for More Information Sharing

Sue Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the intelligence community should ramp up its efforts to advance transparency and share more information with the public as foreign governments continue to target the general public and commercial businesses, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday.

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Gov’t Leaders Discuss Nat’l Security Threats at NDIA’s CBRN Conference

Senior government officials discussed a range of national concerns on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense during the National Defense Industrial Association’s CBRN Conference and Exhibition in Delaware, National Defense magazine reported Tuesday. Andrew Kilianski, chief intelligence officer at the joint program executive office for CBRN, said that focus must be shifted to emerging threats and potential attacks from near-peer adversaries.

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Congress Hearing Tackles U.S. Energy Grid Cybersecurity

Congress members are expressing growing interest to address the risks of foreign cyber attacks against the U.S. electric grid, The Hill reported Sunday. Lawmakers' interest on the issue has been growing in response to infrastructure-related cyber attacks from Iran and cited threats from China and Russia, the report noted.

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Joint Chiefs Nominee Gen. Mark Milley: DoD Needs to Strengthen Information Warfare, Cyber Capabilities

Army Gen. Mark Milley, the White House’s nominee to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Department of Defense should improve its information warfare, cyber and electronic warfare capabilities to counter threats posed by Russia, China and other competitors, C4ISRNET reported Thursday.

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Vice Adm. Thomas Moore: Navy Intends to Upgrade Launchers on Destroyers for Hypersonic Weapons

Vice Adm. Thomas Moore, head of Naval Sea Systems Command, said the U.S. Navy plans to upgrade launchers on its Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers to accommodate hypersonic missiles, Defense News reported Sunday. “Vertical launch system has been a real game-changer for us."

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