Author Archives: Matthew Beinart

About Matthew Beinart

Reporter: Cyber Security/IT/Military Defense Daily Ph: 240-477-2677

An F-16V. (Lockheed Martin photo)

State Department Approves Deals With Netherlands For F-16 Support, Munitions Kits

The State Department has approved a $110 million deal with the Netherlands for continued F-16 training and weapons support, and a $70 million delivery of precision guided munitions kits. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the foreign military sales (FMS) on Tuesday. Under the F-16 training deal, the Netherlands will continue its […]

LTG Paul M. Nakasone_ ARCYBER Commanding General_release on 14OCT2016

Senate OK’s Nakasone As Next Cyber Command, NSA Director

The Senate has confirmed Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of Army Cyber Command, as the next head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency (NSA). Lawmakers approved Nakasone’s nomination by a voice vote Tuesday, and he will now lead the Department of Defense’s top cyber warfare and intelligence gathering units. Nakasone succeeds Adm. […]

iStock Cyber Lock

BAE, Dell Partner For New Federal Cloud Solution

BAE Systems and Dell [DVMT] EMC have partnered to offer the first scalable, hybrid cloud solution aimed at U.S. federal government customers. The companies’ new “federated secure cloud” solution meets Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement requirements and looks to take advantage of increasing agency-level IT modernization. “Our federated secure cloud is not just a modified […]

Rep Ed Royce (R-Calif), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee

House Foreign Affairs Chairman’s State Department Reorganization Bill Includes New Cyber Plans

The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee introduced legislation last Friday to reauthorize the State Department with plans to finalize the creation of a new cyber bureau proposed by former Secretary Rex Tillerson. Committee Chairman Ed Royce’s (R-Calif.) bill, the Department of State Authorization Act of 2018, includes directives for the State Department to […]

Rear Adm. Danelle Barret, Navy Cyber Security Division director

Navy Seeking Data Management Capabilities

Navy officials are looking for new information technology (IT) capabilities to to make their data more manageable for warfighters and improve the mobility and security of system applications, according to the service’s lead cyber security official. Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett told attendees at a Friday AFCEA IT conference she is looking for industry data standardization […]

Air Force Director of Cyberspace Innovation Lauren Knausenberger

Air Force Embracing Automation For Software Approval, IT Processes

The Air Force is readying an announcement it has completed a new initiative to automate the process of approving commercial software, as officials look to speed up the deployment of new capabilities and automate more of the force’s information technology (IT) workload. Lauren Knausenberger, the Air Force’s director of cyberspace innovation, told attendees at an […]

State Department Approves $1.2 Billion Deal With Mexico For MH-60 Helicopters

The State Department has approved a possible $1.2 billion deal with Mexico for eight MH-60 Multi-Mission helicopters. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the potential sale on April 18. Mexico has requested the MH-60s to be equipped with T-700 GE 401-C engines, APS-153 Multi-Mode radars, Airborne Low Frequency Systems, AN/APX-123 Identification Friend or […]

White House Releases New Policy For Expanding International Weapons, UAS Sales

The White House is looking to open up the defense industrial base to more global deals with a new set of arms transfer policies focused on allowing direct sales between U.S. companies and foreign governments and less regulations on the export of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The Trump administration announced new reforms on April 19 to the […]

Russia Targeting US, UK Industry In Global Network Attack Campaign

Russian government actors routinely targeted federal agencies and companies in the U.S. and United Kingdom using compromised network devices to disrupt industry functions and steal intellectual property, according to a Department of Homeland Security alert released April 16. DHS, along with the FBI and the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), warn U.S. and British businesses and […]