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C4I for Wed., October 4, 2017, Vol. #, Issue #.

Army Seeks To Halt Battlefield Network Modernization Program, Shift $554 Million Elsewhere

Months after telling Congress the Army’s battlefield network is critical to success in future wars, service officials want to strip the program of funding because the communications system cannot stand up to threats a near-peer adversary would pose.In May, the Army requested $400 million for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 (WIN-T2). Officials returned to…

Navy Official Highlights Industry Interaction In NGEN-R Delay

A Navy official said Sept. 26 the delay in the Next Generation Enterprise Network Re-compete (NGEN-R) is allowing the service to develop the acquisition documents in a way more akin to how software is developed in industry.Capt. Don Harder, deputy program executive officer for the Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS), explained to…

Senate Bill Directs DoD To Define Information Operations Efforts, Software Needs

The Senate’s recently passed defense authorization bill calls on the secretary of Defense to prioritize cyber resiliency efforts across the department with a task force to establish an information operations campaign and directives to assess software and technological capabilities.Several amendments added to the Senate’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018 passed…

Lack Of Policy, Definition Of Digital War, Hurting U.S. Cyber Deterrence Efforts

The U.S. will remain vulnerable in the cyber domain without a coherent deterrence policy or definitions for digital acts of war, as adversarial nation-states grow their capabilities to infiltrate federal networks and attempt to disrupt critical infrastructure.Following the massive Equifax [EFX] data breach in September, a greater effort is coalescing to adopt measures that would deter potential…

DHS Ready To Deploy Tool To Heighten Awareness Of Federal Networks

A new cyber security tool is set to become operational in October and will give cyber analysts within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) more insight into capabilities and potential threats and vulnerabilities across federal civilian networks, a department official said on Sept. 29.The federal dashboard is set to go live in October and provide…

Following SEC Response To Cyber Breach, DHS Mulls Stronger Role In Federal Civilian Incidents

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reviewing how it goes about responding to cyber security incidents across the federal civilian government even if an agency doesn’t request help, a department official said on Oct. 3.In 2016, a computer system used by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to receive corporate financial disclosures was breached.…