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DoD, Industry in Talks Over Cloud Security Requirements

The Defense Department is in talks with heads of cloud service providers on how to streamline cloud security requirements in a rulebook the Defense Information Systems Agency issued in 2015, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. DoD’s Cloud Security Requirements Guide offers information on security controls that should be adopted by cloud …

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Air Force, Engility to Audit 100+ C2 Systems for Cyber Vulnerabilities

The U.S. Air Force has partnered with Engility to conduct a cyber risk audit of the service branch’s over 100 command-and-control systems as well as battle situation awareness platforms, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. The military branch previously awarded the company a potential $31 million contract as part of the Defense Department’s efforts to build …

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NIST Partners With Coast Guard, Industry to Create Cyber Risk Mgmt Profile for Maritime Bulk Liquid Transfers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has collaborated with the U.S. Coast Guard and the oil and natural gas industry to develop a cybersecurity document that aims to ensure the safe transfer of hazardous liquids from marine vessels to ground pipelines and vehicles. NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence developed …

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DoD, NASA, GSA Issue Final Rule on Federal Contractor Data System Protection

The Defense Department, NASA and the General Services Administration have released a final rule that lists 15 security control measures that seek to protect contractors’ data systems as part of amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation, the National Law Review reported Monday. Alexander W. Major writes the rule covers systems that store and process “federal …

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Sens. Ron Johnson, Tom Carper Ask OMB’s Shaun Donovan for Federal Data Security Guidance Revision

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware) have asked the Office of Management and Budget to provide updates on OMB’s efforts to revise a policy on how federal agencies can manage and protect information resources from cyber threats. In a letter published Wednesday, the lawmakers asked OMB Director Shaun Donovan to inform the Senate …

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FDA’s Suzanne Schwartz: Medical Device Manufacturers Need to Protect Against Cybersecurity Risks

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that cybersecurity measures become an inherent part of medical device design and development in the recently released final guidance for device manufacturers on cybersecurity risk management. “There is no such thing as a threat-proof medical device,” Suzanne Schwartz, director of emergency preparedness/operations and medical countermeasures at …

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