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House Commerce Committee Republicans Urge DHS, MITRE To Improve Management Of Cyber Security Database

Following a committee investigation that lasted more than a year, Republican leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have asked the Department of Homeland Security and one of its contractors to reform a database that includes a list of publicly disclosed cyber security vulnerabilities and exposures. The legislators recommend in separate letters that the […]

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DHS Issues RFI For Industry Help To Develop Cyber Supply Chain Risk Assessment Capability

Continuing its efforts to create a capability to assess risks to cyber supply chains, the Department of Homeland Security is conducting market research to learn about industry capabilities to identify and mitigate risks in the supply chains of information and communications technology (ICT). An Aug. 17 Request for Information (RFI) says the government is interested […]

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DHS, Election Officials Hold National Election Security Exercise

The Department of Homeland Security this week hosted what says is a “first of its kind” three-day tabletop exercise with state and county election officials to test responses to cyber security incidents aimed at election systems. DHS said exercise participants included representatives from 44 states and the District of Columbia, the Election Assistance Commission, the […]

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DoD Awards $28 Billion Multiple-Award R&D Contract

The Defense Department on Tuesday announced a multiple-award contract worth up to $28 billion to 15 companies and organizations for research and development work on the Defense Technical Information Center’s (DTIC) Information Analysis Center multiple award contract (IAC-MAC). The companies include: Adams Communications & Engineering Technology, Alion Science & Technology Corp.; BAE Systems; Battelle Memorial Institute; Booz Allen […]

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BAE, Splunk Partner On Government Cloud Security Solution

BAE Systems on Wednesday said it is collaborating with software firm Splunk Inc. [SPLK] to provide a solution based on machine learning to secure U.S. government cloud networks. The scalable, hybrid cloud solution, will incorporate Splunk Enterprise, a software platform based on machine learning to provide real-time visibility into an organization’s operations, data analytics, and […]

ODNI Sponsors Cyber Intelligence Study For U.S. Organizations

In order to identify best practices regarding how various U.S. organizations conduct cyber intelligence activities, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) is sponsoring a survey seeking responses from these entities what will be compiled into a study. The survey and study are being done by the Emerging Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon […]

DARPA Selects BAE Systems To Develop Advanced Cyber Threat Detection Tools

DARPA has selected BAE Systems for a four-year effort to develop new automated, adversary-resistant cyber threat detection tools needed to protect large commercial and military enterprise networks capable from advanced persistent threats, the company said on Tuesday. BAE Systems will work with DARPA on the Cyber-Hunting at Scale (CHASE) program to build on its existing […]

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Pence Urges States To Seek Federal Help In Securing Their Election Systems

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said more than a dozen states still need to improve the security of their voting systems and urged every state to take advantage of the assistance the Department of Homeland Security freely provides to help states secure their election systems. In July, Pence said that officials in Finney County, […]

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Nielsen Says Cyber Threat Greater Than Physical Ones; DHS Stands Up National Risk Management Center

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday warned that the U.S. continues to face an immediate, complex and growing array of cyber threats that are outpacing the nation’s ability to defend itself and said overall cyber threats are a greater threat to the country than physical ones. “In fact, I believe that cyber threats collectively […]