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CGI Wins $530 Million Cyber Security Contract To Protect Federal Agencies

The U.S. federal business of Canada’s GGI Group [GIB] on Monday said it received a potential six-year, $530 million contract from the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) to provide federal agencies with cyber security capabilities under the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program. CGI Federal won the CDM DEFEND Group C award, which covers several […]

William "Bill" Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. Photo: Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Software Supply Chains, Foreign Laws And Technology Pose Emerging Threat Areas, Intel Report Warns

A new report from the intelligence community warns that software supply chains, foreign laws in China and Russia, and foreign technology companies that are linked to their governments pose emerging threats to the cyber security of U.S. critical infrastructure. In 2017 there were seven significant security events worldwide related to software supply chains versus four […]

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Pentagon Releases Final RFP For $10 Billion JEDI Cloud Project

The Pentagon on Thursday released the final version of its proposal for the 10-year, $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud project, with officials sticking to the effort’s single-award contract structure despite industry pushback. The final JEDI RFP arrives after officials missed an original May deadline and the Department of Defense’s new CIO completed […]

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GAO: Federal Agencies Lagging On Cyber Recommendations, Improved National Strategy Needed

Federal agencies have yet to implement about a thousand recommendations to improve information security and many officials are increasingly unaware of the origins of cyber attacks on their networks, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. A House panel on Wednesday pressed GAO director Gene Dodaro and new federal CIO Suzette Kent […]

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New DoJ Report Warns Of Cyber Vulnerabilities To Technology Supply Chains

A report by a Department of Justice (DoJ) task force charged with examining how the department fights global cyber threats and how it can better conduct this mission warns of the vulnerability of technology supply chains due to foreign sourcing of software code in technology products. “Technology supply chains are especially vulnerable, because the hardware […]

Ratcliffe Introduces Bill To Codify And Evolve Cyber Security Program

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) on Wednesday introduced legislation that codifies an existing federal cyber security program and ensures that it is continues to evolve to changing threats. The bill is focused on the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, under which the Department of Homeland Security and federal civilian agencies can purchase an array of […]

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House Appropriations Panel Recommends $5 Billion For Southern Border Wall; Democrats Opposed

The House panel that oversees appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday said it is recommending a budget increase for the department in fiscal year 2019, with a substantial chunk of the boost targeted for new physical barriers on the southern border. Overall, the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee is proposing $51.4 billion […]

Thomas Michelli, acting principal deputy CIO for cybersecurity, at CXO Tech Forum. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Pentagon’s Imminent Cyber, AI Strategies To Outline Industry Opportunities

The Pentagon is readying to release a new cyber strategy in the coming weeks that will outline a path for industry to provide solutions needed for future artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities and operational tools, the DoD’s principal deputy chief information officer (CIO) said Tuesday. Thomas Michelli, DoD’s acting principal deputy CIO for Cyber Security, told […]

DHS Assistant secretary for the Office of Cyber Security and Communications. Photo: Department of Homeland Security.

In Collective Cyber Defense, Manfra Wants Public And Private Sectors Working From Same Playbooks

ARLINGTON, Va.–As the Department of Homeland Security looks to strengthen a collective defense approach to cyber security between government and industry, it is working with the private sector to help develop a mutual understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders in preparing for and responding to incidents and events, according to a department […]