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Defense Daily, Friday, December 8, 2017, Vol. 276, Issue 47

McCain To Military Weapon Buyers: Restore Accountability

The acquisition chiefs for the Defense Department and the military services at once were put on notice by lawmakers that they must figure out how to buy weapons in a timely and affordable manner.Congress has handed ever increasing authority to the military service chiefs and their civilian counterparts to swiftly buy weapons and gear they…

DHS Unifying Counter WMD Support In Response To Evolving Threats

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Thursday rolled out a new office that consolidates existing organizations that work to protect the U.S. against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats to establish a more holistic and unified approach to combat weapons of mass destruction (WMD).“The United States faces rising danger from terrorist groups and rogue…

NIST Adds Self-Assessment, IT Supply Chain Standards To New Cyber Security Framework Draft

The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has released an update to the draft of its cyber standards framework meeting industry requests for security self-assessment standards and directives for managing IT supply chain risks.Version 1.1 of NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework was released Tuesday with revisions included from comments the agency solicited during a January public…