Archive: Cyber

Department of Defense Acting CIO Dr. John A. Zangardi. Photo: Department of Defense

DOD Looks To Bolster Cyber Workforce, Increase Cloud Computing Capabilities

BALTIMORE–The Department of Defense will implement the Cyber Expected Service program to bolster its cyber workforce and take another look at its Cloud Access Point (CAP) protection as it considers commercial cloud services for its agencies’ data platforms, according to DoD Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO) Dr. John A. Zangardi. Zangardi delivered the closing remarks […]

DISA leaders addressing the media at AFCEA's Defense Cyber Operations Symposium. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

DISA, DoD Cyber Leaders Working To Fix Collaboration and Communication Issues

BALTIMORE–Leaders from the Defense Information Services Agency (DISA) and Department of Defense (DoD) agencies are working to improve collaboration efforts between agencies and with the cyber industry, in an area that is seen as lagging behind technology and capability efforts, according to representatives at Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) cyber conference. Agency leaders […]

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DISA Director Seeks Further Partnerships with Cyber Industry To Meet Technology Goals

BALTIMORE–The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is actively seeking partnerships with cyber industry providers to help in its efforts to update defense platforms and increase military software capability, while supporting the Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN) missions, according to Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, DISA’s director. Lynn, who also serves as […]

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Honeywell To Acquire Industrial Cyber Security Firm Nextnine

Honeywell [HON] on Monday said it has agreed to acquire Nextnine, a provider of software for industrial cyber security and for remote monitoring of assets, adding to its cyber security technology portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Honeywell said it has “the largest cyber security research capability in the industry and has continued […]

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HHS Officials Describe Changing Cyber Threat Landscape for US Health Systems

The cyber threat landscape to the U.S. healthcare system has shifted from the vulnerability of personal patient information to potential attacks designed to interfere with hospital systems and the ability of medical devices to function, according to testimony by Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) officials Thursday before the House Energy Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. […]

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Cyber Bills Introduced In House For DoD Oversight, Offensive Operations

Several members of Congress this week introduced aimed at strengthening congressional oversight of United States military cyber capability and operations, and directing the White House to develop a strategy for offensive operations by federal departments and agencies. One bill, H.R. 2807, sponsored by several leaders of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), directs the Defense […]

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Tx.) speaking at MeriTalk's Cloud Computing Brainstorm. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Hurd, Connolly Discuss IT Modernization At Cloud Computing Event

Federal government cloud computing and cyber modernization efforts will require increased pressure in the effort to move towards data protection standardization across agencies, according to Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) speaking at MeriTalk’s Cloud Computing Brainstorm on Wednesday. Hurd and Connolly discussed federal information technology (IT) initiatives, such as the $500 million […]

Brookings panel on cyber threats. From L to R: Ramcharan, Jones, Leigher, Miller & O'Hanlon. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Brookings Panel Discusses Continued Persistence Of Cyber Threats

The persistence of cyber threats carried out against U.S. governmental and military systems will increase over the next decade and attacks are inevitable unless vulnerabilities are identified according to Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Senior Fellow Dr. James N. Miller speaking at a Brookings Institution panel on Tuesday. The Brookings Center for 21st […]

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Democrats On Senate Panel Decry Proposed Cuts To Homeland Security Grants

Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday said that the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to various homeland security grant programs and are not supported by state and local law enforcers and first responders. Pointing to recent events in Britain where terrorists successfully carried out various attacks against people in open […]

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Hack The DHS Bill Introduced In House

A bipartisan bill aimed at enlisting friendly hackers to try and penetrate the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) computer systems in order to help find weaknesses in the department’s networks was introduced in the House on Tuesday. The five-page Hack DHS Act is a companion bill to bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate last month to […]