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Ashton Carter, Saudi Counterpart Discuss Security Matters at Pentagon Meeting

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman met with U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday at the Pentagon to discuss military and security issues, DoD News reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes the bilateral meeting covered events in Yemen, Saudi Arabia’s defense capability modernization effort and the fight against al-Qaeda and Islamic …

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Washington Post: Hackers Stole DNC Research Data on Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump

The Democratic National Committee has experienced a data breach that committee officials and security professionals say was conducted by state-sponsored hackers in Russia to steal research data on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Ellen Nakashima writes the hackers gained unauthorized access to the computer network …

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NIST Seeks Industry Participants for Enterprise Data Integrity Project

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is asking interested organizations to provide tools and technical expertise for a program that aims to mitigate the effects of an enterprise data corruption incident. NIST said in a notice posted Wednesday on Federal Register the agency’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence aims to produce a security architecture equipped with multiple components that …

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NTIA Urges Policymakers to Bolster Privacy, Security Strategies for Online Services

A study by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration shows that Americans have begun limiting online activity due to concerns over the privacy and security of online services. The U.S. Census Bureau surveyed over 41,000 households in support of NTIA’s push to acknowledge reported data breaches, cybersecurity and other incidents, NTIA policy analyst …

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Federal News Radio: DHS Updates Information Network’s Identity Mgmt System

The Department of Homeland Security has updated the Homeland Security Information Network‘s identity management system to consider user attributes and job function, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Nicole Ogrysko writes that Donna Roy, executive director of DHS’ information sharing environment office, told an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association event that the network will now look …

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James Clapper Addresses Encryption’s Impact on Intell Gathering Vs Terrorist Groups

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said the availability of commercial encryption software “had and is having major, profound effects on our ability” to gather intelligence on the Islamic State organization, the Christian Science Monitor reported Monday. Anne Mulrine writes Clapper made the remarks at a Monitor-hosted breakfast Monday in Washington. Leaks of …

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