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New Defense Information Sharing Center Announces Official Formation

The new National Defense Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NDISAC) is aiming to address cyber threat analysis and data sharing challenges among the defense industry following its official formation Wednesday. After merging with the Defense Industrial Base Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (DIB-ISAO) in September, and taking on that organization’s cyber threat center, NDISAC is […]

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Panel Holds Kaspersky Hearing, Seeks More Accountability From Federal Agencies On Software Use

A House subcommittee discussed placing greater pressure on federal agencies to take accountability for the software hosted on its networks and their risk assessment of the cyber supply chain, as it focused on the recent ban of Russian software company Kaspersky Lab’s products from federal networks during a Wednesday hearing. Following directives from the White […]

Panel on DoD Data Security at AFCEA's MILCOM summit. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

DoD To Define New Standards For Its Data, Similar To Critical Infrastructure

BALTIMORE, Md.–The Department of Defense must define standards related to the value and relevancy of the critical information it collects as it works to improve the cyber security of its data, according to a panel at AFCEA’s MILCOM summit Tuesday. The panel of current and former DoD officials, as well as a cyber industry representative, […]

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Army To Halt Programs On Network That Hinder Ability To ‘Fight Tonight’

BALTIMORE, Md. — The Army is preparing to remedy the most pressing shortfalls with its network after a year-long assessment concluded it was inadequately meeting requirements for mission operations and command-post needs, according to the service’s chief information officer. Halting programs that hinder the ability to “fight tonight” is first on the list of steps […]

Panel on Enabling Future Capabilities at Defense Daily's 2017 Open Architecture Summit. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Industry Seeking Comprehensive Strategy For Future Open Architecture Efforts

Moving to a comprehensive architecture strategy and facilitating greater discussion with industry on cyber security are critical steps needed to address future military system capabilities, according to industry officials. As the effort grows across the armed services to replace legacy systems, industry is seeking to start implementing new architecture standards from the ground up to […]

NSA's Deputy Chief of Cross Access Capabilities delivers a keynote address at Defense Daily's Open Architecture Summit. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

NSA Seeking More Cohesive Approach To Open Architecture Partnerships

The NSA is seeking to build a more cohesive open architecture approach with its partners as it tries to broaden interoperability and increase protocol processing for new capabilities, according to the agency’s deputy chief of Cross Access Capabilities (CAC). Craig McCarter, deputy chief of NSA CAC efforts, pointed to increasing the scope for new capabilities […]

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SAIC Awarded $93 Million Deal to Support USCYBERCOM, J3 Operational Services

U.S. Cyber Command is building on its capacity for cyber mission warfare support with a potential five-year, $93 million task order to Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] to help coordinate logistical services to the J3 joint operations center. SAIC is tasked with integrating operational planning for cyber space missions under the J3 and will support USCYBERCOM […]

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Leonardo’s NATO Cyber Defense System Reaches Full Operational Capability

NATO is prioritizing the security of its site-specific systems with the deployment of its proprietary cyber defense capability, built in partnership with Leonardo, to more than 65 alliance offices in 29 countries. Italy’s Leonardo and NATO’s Communication and Information (NCI) Agency first designed the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC) in 2014, which has now reached […]

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With New Strategy, TSA Still Faces Challenges With IT Modernization Program, GAO Says

More than two years into adopting a new strategy for an information technology (IT) infrastructure program that supports a wide range of security threat assessments and credentialing programs, there are still concerns about how the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is addressing challenges identified before the strategy change, congressional auditors say. The agency has addressed four […]

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Inspector General Report: Department of Energy Lacking Critical Cyber Security Measures

The Department of Energy (DoE) remains vulnerable to cyber threats directed towards its critical systems and applications, including those in its nuclear security office, after failing to mitigate all known vulnerabilities identified last year by the department’s Inspector General (IG) office. A new IG report, released last week, finds DoE has yet to address 3 […]