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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 […]

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KBR To Acquire Australian Defense Company

KBR, Inc. [KBR] on Monday said it has agreed to acquire Sigma Bravo Pty Ltd, an Australia-based company that provides information and communication technology services to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Houston-based KBR said the pending acquisition marks its entry into classified work in Australia as well as […]

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G-7 Report Provides New Guidelines for Financial Sector Cyber Security Assessment

A year after urging the financial sector to step up its level of cyber security, a G-7 working group has released new metrics for assessing resiliency efforts and pushed greater oversight of cyber-related projects. Financial ministry representatives from the multi-national group, which includes the U.S., Canada Germany, Japan, and more, detailed a two part plan […]

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Cyber Command Awards First Contract Under New Acquisition Authority

U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) is taking advantage of its new acquisition authority ahead of its first industry day later this month, awarding its first contract to Gartner Inc. [IT] for information technology (IT) research services. The $580,000, one-year contract to Gartner is the first deal awarded under the limited acquisition authority that Congress provided CYBERCOM […]

AUSA 17 media roundtable with commander of Army Cyber Command LTG. Paul Nakasone and cyber operations forces. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Army Cyber Protection Teams Building Defense Operations With Mobile Kits

The Army continues to build the role and capabilities of its defensive-focused cyber operations teams with a greater focus on combating adversarial network infiltration in real-time with new mobile kits. Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of Army Cyber Command, views his defense operations-focused Cyber Protection Brigade as critical to protecting the network against intrusions. He […]

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BAE Developing New Cyber Threat Detection System For Military Aircraft

BAE Systems is growing its platform for future military aircraft cyber contracts with a program to gather its proprietary system analysis and reverse engineering detection tools under a new project it calls Cyber Warning. Cyber Warning is directed towards deploying upgraded cyber mitigation capabilities for  fixed and rotor-wing aircraft utilizing legacy systems, while building on […]