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NATO Completes World’s Largest Cyber Exercise Testing Critical Infrastructure

NATO completed the world’s largest cyber exercise Friday, with officials building in more complex tests to assess member nations’ ability to defend and share information on threats directed at critical infrastructure. The Locked Shield exercise in Estonia, organized by NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE), featured 22 member nation teams and industry […]

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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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Defense Department Plans Dedicated AI Development Center Within Six Months

The Defense Department plans within six months to establish a laboratory dedicated to artificial intelligence, which Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said is the key to saving billions of dollars by streamlining the Pentagon’s business and computing systems. Currently under the supervision of Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael Griffin, the Pentagon’s pursuit […]

Deputy Secretary of Defense (DSD) Patrick M. Shanahan speaks to Keystone class 18-1 at the Pentagon, March 13, 2018. Keystone educates Command Senior Enlisted Leaders serving in or slated to serve in general or flag officer level joint or service headquarters. DSD Shanahan spoke about the Secretary’s lines of effort for the department. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

Shanahan: Giant Cloud-Computing Contract Not ‘Winner-Take-All’

Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan is defending plans to award a single contract for migrating its information technology service to a cloud, because the award is not, in fact, a sole-source deal. The first company to snag an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract through the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) initiative will perform cloud migration […]

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BAE, Dell Partner For New Federal Cloud Solution

BAE Systems and Dell [DVMT] EMC have partnered to offer the first scalable, hybrid cloud solution aimed at U.S. federal government customers. The companies’ new “federated secure cloud” solution meets Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement requirements and looks to take advantage of increasing agency-level IT modernization. “Our federated secure cloud is not just a modified […]

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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 […]