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Coast Guard: Ships Should Augment Cybersecurity Measures

The U.S. Coast Guard is urging vessels to update their cybersecurity systems amid a recent malware attack on a deep draft ship en route to New York, The Hill reported Monday. The agency advised the service branches to create employee logins, segment networks, develop patches and install antivirus software to deter foreign actors from accessing ships.

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Jon Spaner, Public Sector Practice for McKinsey & Company, Receives Executive Mosaic’s Chairman’s Award for Second Consecutive Year

Jim Garrettson, chief executive officer of Executive Mosaic, presented Jon Spaner, Public Sector Practice for McKinsey & Company, with the Chairman’s Award for completing his second year as chairman of the DHS Group for Executive Mosaic’s 4×24 program.

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Report: Coast Guard Eyes Spring Award of First Polar Security Cutter Construction Contract

Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, said the military branch will award a contract to build the first vessel of its heavy polar icebreaker fleet in the spring, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. The $11.34B USCG budget proposed by the White House for fiscal 2019 includes $35 million to fund design work on new Polar Security Cutters and another $15 million to maintain the existing Polar Star icebreaker.

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Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard: House Democrats Propose DHS Support Efforts Amid Limited Budget

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., who chairs the U.S. House of Representatives' Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, listed a number of democrat-supported border security proposals. The proposals intend to balance investments within the Department of Homeland Security given a limited budget, Roybal-Allard's office said Wednesday.

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Report: Federal Funding Lapse Impacts Staffing Levels at Some Agencies

A lapse in federal appropriations that started on Saturday due to a partial government shutdown has affected some federal agencies, Federal News Network reported Thursday. About 32K employees at the Department of Homeland Security have been precluded from going to work, including 1.5K personnel at DHS’ management directorate who have been put on emergency furlough.
 

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Coast Guard Rebrands Icebreaker Program With National Security Focus; Adm. Karl Schultz Quoted

The U.S. Coast Guard has renamed its heavy icebreaker funding program to emphasize national security, USNI News reported Thursday. The program's rebranding as the Polar Security Cutter is intended to address funding requirements for a new class of icebreaker ships, by marketing the effort as one significant to national security.

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