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DISA Awards $163 Million Endpoint Security Task Order To CSRA

The Department of Defense is building on its endpoint security effort with a potential $163 million task order to CSRA Inc. [CSRA] to integrate cyber management capabilities for the department’s Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Under the deal, announced Wednesday, CSRA will work with Microsoft [MSFT] and McAfee to manage security tools for DISA’s Endpoint […]

Department of Defense's Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan at NVIDIA's GTC summit. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

DoD’s AI Development Program To Deliver First Algorithms In December

The Department of Defense’s artificial intelligence (AI) development program is set to deliver its first round of algorithms in December to be deployed for warfighting operational sensors, according to project lead Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan. Project Maven, also known as algorithmic warfare cross-functional team, which stood up this past April, is DoD’s unit dedicated to […]

A panel on cyber policy at George Washington University. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

GW Panel: Greater Discourse With Industry Needed To Push Critical Cyber Policies

A lack of consensus between legislators and industry on critical cyber components is holding up the development of deterrence policies and combat future threats to the domain, according to a panel of cyber experts speaking at a George Washington Univ. event Tuesday. The panel pushed for Congress’ cyber policy agenda to include setting definitions for […]

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Photo: Department of Justice.

Deputy AG: Private Sector, DOJ Must Work on Data, Cyber Incident Cooperation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is urging U.S. companies to be forthright in sharing encrypted data and information related cyber incidents with the Department of Justice (DoJ). During a Monday speech, Rosenstein pushed for greater conversation on public-private partnerships to combat future cyber threats and expressed his aim to combat the issue of “going dark,” […]

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House Democratic Caucus Releases Cyber Plan

A House Democratic caucus is pushing the White House to adapt more robust cyber priorities in a new cyber security plan focused on growing public-private partnerships and improving information sharing. The New Democrat Coalition’s cyber security task force released its plan Thursday, and is pushing for greater conversation between the White House and industry on […]

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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 […]