Archive: Cyber

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

DHS Launches Effort To Identify Supply Chain Risks In Government And Industry

Working with partners in government and industry, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has initiated an assessment of potential supply chain risks facing federal civilian agencies in their procurements and is also working with industry to understand these risks, a department official said on Wednesday. The initiative began this year and is in the early […]

Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services - Cyber Subcommittee. Photo: U.S. Senate.

SASC Cyber Panel Pushes DoD For Greater Role in Election Security

The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC( is pushing the Department of Defense to take on a greater role in ensuring election security ahead of the 2018 midterms, including building private sector partnerships and utilizing its Cyber Mission Forces to combat interference campaigns. Witnesses at a Tuesday SASC Cybersecurity Subcommittee hearing echoed the Senate panel’s assessment […]

Former Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.), the  Director of National Intelligence. Photo: U.S. Senate.

Cyber Still A Top Concern In Intelligence Community’s Global Threat Assessment

Cyber threats against the U.S. remain a top concern of the intelligence community, according to an annual threat assessment, which identifies Russia, China, Iran and North Korea as posing the greatest menace in this domain. The cyber threat “is one of my greatest concerns and top priorities,” Daniel Coasts, director of National Intelligence, told a […]

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Proposed FY ’19 DoD Budget Looks To Improve Cyber Mission Force Capabilities, Network Protection Programs

Faced with growing adversarial cyber threats, Department of Defense officials are looking to improve the capabilities of its Cyber Mission Forces (CMF) and boost several network protection programs with its proposed fiscal year 2019 budget. The Pentagon’s $686 billion budget for the next fiscal year, released Monday, includes appropriating funds to address new cyber threats, […]

Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star. The cutter was built by the former Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company and was commissioned in 1977. Photo: Coast Guard

DHS Seeks $47.5 Billion In FY ’19, Including Funding For New Polar Icebreaker

The White House on Monday sent Congress a $47.5 billion discretionary budget request for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in fiscal year 2019, a roughly 7 percent increase over what Congress appears to be leaning toward in the yet to be completed appropriations for fiscal year 2018. The Trump administration’s request for DHS also […]


Army Hopes To Deploy Prototype Cyber Training Capabilities This Summer

Army officials are moving forward with the next phase of their project to develop a new high-fidelity network simulation testing environment for the Department of Defense’s Cyber Mission Forces, aiming to deploy prototype capabilities by July. The Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training & Instrumentation (PEO STRI) held their latest industry day for the Persistent […]

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Tillerson Proposes New State Department Cyber Bureau

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has proposed a new plan to merge two State Department offices to form a new cyber-focused bureau, following concerns over a department reorganization downgraded his department’s role in promoting cyber diplomacy efforts. In a letter Tuesday to Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Tillerson detailed […]

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DHS, NIST Kickoff Smart Cities Effort To Include Cyber Security, Privacy Concerns

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Tuesday launched an effort aimed at enhancing the cyber security and privacy challenges associated with technologies and systems being developed for modern and future critical infrastructures. Through the new partnership, DHS and NIST are focused on designing in cyber […]

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DHS Awards Booz Allen $621 Million For Federal Cyber Security Tools

Booz Allen Hamilton [BAH] on Friday said it has won a $621 million task order from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the first award under a new acquisition vehicle that involves replacing existing cyber security tools that are part of an ongoing federal cyber security program and new cyber protection capabilities. Under the six-year task […]

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JFHQ-DoDIN Reaches Full Operational Capability

The Joint Force Headquarters in command of the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN), which includes 15,000 networks with 3 million users, has reached full operational capability, DoD officials said Wednesday. Cyber Command’s Joint Force Headquarters-DoDIN has achieved FOC three years after first being stood up to improve the cyber resilience and operational security of […]