Archive: Cyber


Security Agencies Warn Of Foreign Influence Campaigns

Institutions of democracy in America continue to be threatened by foreign influence campaigns led by Russia, China, Iran and others, U.S. departments and agencies warned in a joint statement last Friday. “We are concerned about ongoing campaigns by Russia, China and other foreign actors, including Iran, to undermine confidence in democratic institutions and influence public […]

John Hale, chief of DISA's cloud portfolio

Pentagon To Release New Cloud Computing Strategy In Coming Months

The Pentagon is expected to release its new cloud computing strategy within the next two months detailing how officials plan to integrate its multiple ongoing major cloud computing efforts, including the imminent $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract, a top department technology official said Thursday. John Hale, chief of the Defense Information Systems […]

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BAE Systems Demonstrates Secure Geospatial Intelligence Tool For Potential DoD, IC Customers

BAE Systems said Tuesday it completed a successful demonstration of its latest software to seamlessly share data from its geospatial intelligence platform at military cyber secure levels, amid growing interest from the Pentagon and U.S. intelligence community. Company officials tested the XTS Guard 5 information sharing software for its Geospatial eXploitation Products (GXP) earlier this […]

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DHS Has No Evidence Chinese Microchips Used To Compromise Supply Chain, Nielsen Says

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told a Senate panel on Wednesday that her department doesn’t have any evidence supporting a media report last week that computer servers supplied by California-based Super Micro Computer, Inc. contain microchips inserted by Chinese suppliers that can be used to spy on networks using the servers. Companies that allegedly have […]

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GAO Warns Of Cyber Security Vulnerabilities In Weapon Systems

The Defense Department is in the stages of improving the cyber security of the weapon systems it develops and the vulnerabilities of these systems are made worse due to their complexity, warns a new report by congressional auditors. The potential risks from these vulnerabilities are huge. “These weapons are essential to maintaining our nation’s military […]

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Raytheon Partners With Cyber Firms To Add Technology To Security Service

Raytheon [RTN] on Tuesday said it has entered partnerships with two cyber security product companies, Cybraics and Authentic8, to add their technologies to its cyber-as-a-service subscription model. Raytheon said the partnerships will provide a security analytics and artificial intelligence platform, and a cloud-based secure virtual browser to aid its customers with protecting critical infrastructures. “With […]

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Pentagon To Finalize Remaining Authorities For Cyber Personnel Recruitment Program

Brig. Gen. Dennis Crall, the Pentagon’s senior cyber policy adviser said Wednesday that the Department of Defense is planning to roll out the final authorities of the Cyber Excepted Service program over the next few months to address persistent problems in retaining cyber personnel. Lawmakers from the cybersecurity and personnel subcommittees of the Senate Armed […]

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Analysts: New Cyber Strategies Lack Details On Offensive Operations, Industry Partnerships

New cyber strategies the Pentagon and White House released this week present a unified effort to deterring growing threats, Atlantic Council analysts said Friday, but provide scant details on strategic considerations for more aggressive offensive operations and the plan for better leveraging industry capabilities. Senior fellows on the Atlantic council said the White House’s national […]


White House Releases New Cyber Strategy Easing Rules On Offensive Operations

The White House released a new National Cyber Strategy on Thursday easing restrictions on offensive operations and the use of cyber weapons, building on an updated Pentagon plan announced earlier this week to broaden the response to ongoing digital attacks . John Bolton, the administration’s national security adviser, told reporters the new plan will provide […]