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DHS Wants Ideas For 21st Century Cyber Security Workforce

After finding that the government’s traditional approaches to hiring and retaining personnel for cyber security needs are outdated, the Department of Homeland Security is seeking input on 21st century approaches to its human capital needs for the federal cyber security workforce. “To modernize the civil service for cybersecurity work, DHS has revisited some of the […]

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Northrop Grumman Begins Development Of Next-Generation DHS Biometric System

Work is well underway by Northrop Grumman [NOC] to develop a new cloud-based biometric system for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that will provide more robust capabilities in a flexible, scalable architecture to meet current and future needs, David Grauel, the government’s program manager for the biometric system, said last week. Northrop Grumman was […]

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Army To Award First Cyber Training Environment Capability Contracts In May

The first capability contracts for the Army’s new cyber threat training environment are set to be awarded by the end of May with a delivery for training tools slated for July, according to an official from Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training & Instrumentation (PEO STRI). Army officials are readying the first capability drop for the […]

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Pentagon’s Project Maven AI Program Already Deploying Capabilities, Looking To Expand

The Department of Defense’s flagship artificial intelligence program, Project Maven, has delivered half a dozen capabilities since launching last April with officials looking for new industry and open system opportunities to expand deployment of its algorithms. Lt. Col. Garry Floyd, deputy chief of the Algorithmic Warfare Cross Functional Team, told attendees at a Tuesday Defense […]

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NIST Seeking Industry Partners To Help Develop Ransomware Defense Solutions

The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) is looking for industry partners to work on new projects developing ransomware defense solutions for the commercial market. NIST officials released a notice April 27 for interested software companies to inform the agency of their capabilities that could be demonstrated for projects to improve identification and detection […]

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DoD Releasing Report Justifying Single-Award Structure For JEDI Cloud Project In May

Department of Defense officials are planning to submit a report to Congress early next month justifying the department’s decision to structure its multi-billion dollar cloud migration project as a single-award contract. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis defended the Pentagon’s decision to eventually award the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) massive cloud contract to one company […]

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HASC Panel Includes AI Oversight, Bolstered Cyber Partnerships For DoD In NDAA Markup

A House Armed Services Committee (HASC) panel approved its markup Thursday of a defense authorization bill, with wide-ranging cyber directives for Pentagon officials to bolster artificial intelligence (AI) oversight and cyber partnership engagement. Lawmakers on the Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee unanimously agreed to send its portion of the FY ’19 National Defense Authorization Act […]

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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. […]

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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 […]