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C4I for Wed., June 14, 2017, Vol. #, Issue #.

Army Cyber Teams Near Full Capability While Contributing To Current Operations

By September the Army’s cyber protection teams will have reached full operational capability (FOC), but the units already established are participating in named operations including a digital campaign against Islamic State militants.“The really important thing to take away from that is not where we are in the build,” said Army Brig. Gen. Maria Barrett, deputy…

Hack The DHS Bill Introduced In House

A bipartisan bill aimed at enlisting friendly hackers to try and penetrate the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) computer systems in order to help find weaknesses in the department’s networks was introduced in the House on June 6.The five-page Hack DHS Act is a companion bill to bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate in May to create…

DISA Director Seeks Further Partnerships with Cyber Industry To Meet Technology Goals

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is actively seeking partnerships with cyber industry providers to help in its efforts to update defense platforms and increase military software capability, while supporting the Joint Force Headquarters - Department of Defense Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN) missions, according to Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, DISA’s director.Lynn, who also serves as Commander…

Hurd, Connolly Discuss IT Modernization At Cloud Computing Event

Federal government cloud computing and cyber modernization efforts will require increased pressure in the effort to move towards data protection standardization across agencies, according to Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) speaking at MeriTalk’s Cloud Computing Brainstorm on June 7.Hurd and Connolly discussed federal information technology (IT) initiatives, such as the $500 million Modernizing Government Technology (MGT)…

HHS Officials Describe Changing Cyber Threat Landscape for US Health Systems

The cyber threat landscape to the U.S. healthcare system has shifted from the vulnerability of personal patient information to potential attacks designed to interfere with hospital systems and the ability of medical devices to function, according to testimony by Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) officials on June 8 before the House Energy Subcommittee on Oversight…

Army Holding Month-Long Cyber Training Exercise In June

The U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence’s annual month-long Cyber Quest training exercise, which will bring outside vendors to help identify cyberspace challenges and provide a forum for possible operational solutions, begins June 5 at Fort Gordon, Ga..The training will last for 26 days, through June 30, and brings together experts in cyberspace solutions to…

Applied Research Associates Acquires BerrieHill Research

Research and engineering company Applied Research Associates (ARA) said on June 1 that it has acquired BerrieHill Research Corporation (BRC), adding new capabilities in electromagnetics.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.BRC, which is based in Dayton, Ohio, has 60 employees. The company provides services in the areas of computational electromagnetic simulations, radio frequency materials synthesis and measurement,…

Honeywell To Acquire Industrial Cyber Security Firm Nextnine

Honeywell [HON] on June 12 said it has agreed to acquire Nextnine, a provider of software for industrial cyber security and for remote monitoring of assets, adding to its cyber security technology portfolio.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Honeywell said it has “the largest cyber security research capability in the industry and has continued to increase its…