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C4I for Wed., October 18, 2017, Vol. #, Issue #.

Army CIO: Slow Effort To Engage Industry Hurting Network Modernization Efforts

The Army’s effort to modernize its network in the face of growing adversarial threats continues to be hindered by a slow effort to leverage industry, according to Army Chief Information Officer (CIO) Lt. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford.Crawford believes a different approach is required to meet priorities for Army network modernization, including establishing mobility for command…

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 experience from…

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 October, 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 with in the…

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 pointed…

Army Network Vulnerable To Adversary Threats, Fixing Modernization Approach

The Army must fix its approach to network modernization if it hopes to improve command post and mission command operations currently vulnerable to peer adversary threats, according to the leaders of two Army centers of excellence.Updating to a standards-based, upgradeable network, while establishing new technical requirements that don’t hinder innovation from industry partners, is among…

NROL-52 Satellite Launched On ULA Rocket

A National Reconnaissance Office satellite (NROL-52) blasted off on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 rocket Oct. 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.The 3:28 a.m. liftoff of the classified intelligence satellite from Space Launch Complex-41 was originally planned for Oct. 6 but was delayed by weather and a problem with a telemetry transmitter…

Army Finalizing WIN-T1 Updates, Command Post Modernization Efforts

The Army has set a spring 2018 deadline for fielding all updates to its Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 1 (WIN-T1) system as its rolls out a series of modernization efforts for its command post operations.Gary Martin, program executive officer for the Army’s Command, Control Communication-Tactical Office, offered several updates to network projects aimed at establishing…

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 in…

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 in 2016 by the department's Inspector General (IG) office.A new IG report, released the week of Oct. 8, finds DoE has yet to address…