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October 09, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Department has developed an "entire generation" of weapon systems without adequately considering the cybersecurity of those platforms, according to congressional auditors.

October 09, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon should throw its considerable political weight behind a longstanding proposal supported by industry to revise the anti-terrorism SAFETY Act by expanding its liability protections to address cybersecurity measures, according to recommendations in a MITRE Corp. report on securing the military's supply chain.

October 09, 2018 | Daily News

Harvey Rishikof, a key author of a MITRE Corp. report on securing the Pentagon's cyber supply chain, expects changes in defense acquisition rules will be an initial step in implementing the recommendations, which he says will have sweeping implications for the design of networks and IT products.

October 09, 2018 | Daily News

Senior intelligence officials on Monday said they want better information sharing arrangements and a more expansive role for the government in protecting the defense industrial base and critical infrastructure from threats to the U.S. supply chain, especially in cyberspace.

October 03, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon will establish outposts at select universities around the country under its new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, the Defense Department's chief information officer said today.

October 03, 2018 | Daily News

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released for comment its draft risk-management framework on security and privacy issues related to government information systems, citing a Defense Science Board finding about national security risks from outsourcing information technology services and components to potential foreign adversaries.

October 02, 2018 | Daily News

Microsoft and AT&T will team with the Air Force on a three-year experimentation campaign pursuing a new approach to basic services like email and more reliable access to classified and unclassified Defense Department data, the Air Force recently announced.

October 01, 2018 | Daily News

Defense Department Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy downplayed the likely effectiveness of the National Institute of Standards and Technology developing a framework of standards on contractor and vendor cyber risks, arguing the issue is too broad and constantly changing to leave it to such an approach.

October 01, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon will establish outposts at select universities around the country under its new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, the Defense Department's chief information officer said today.

September 29, 2018 | Daily News

Despite reaching full operational capability last year, the Army's Cyber Mission Force lacks some training from the National Security Agency, but the service's top cyber official says the gap is not as problematic as it may seem.

September 29, 2018 | Daily News

Policy initiatives unfolding at the departments of Homeland Security and Defense are aiming for breakthroughs on addressing longstanding cyber supply-chain concerns, which could force major changes in how the government makes purchasing decisions, its interactions with industry in setting those requirements and the role of the Pentagon in protecting domestic digital assets -- including privately owned networks.

September 28, 2018 | Daily News

Defense Department organizations concerned with the state of their contractors' cybersecurity are assessing whether companies are meeting requirements for securing sensitive information on their networks.

September 28, 2018 | Daily News

The Army's 2018 Cyber Blitz experiment is helping commanders figure out how to use the digital domain in the heat of battle as well as update Army doctrine, this time using a live enemy cyber force, a first for the program.

September 27, 2018 | Daily News

Congress plans to appropriate $100 million toward the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node program, settling a minor disagreement over how much to offer as part of a fiscal year 2019 “minibus” spending package.

September 27, 2018 | Daily News

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday unanimously approved a bipartisan bill that would establish a federal acquisition council to address supply-chain cybersecurity risks, in a move intended to "bridge the information gap" in purchasing decisions by civilian agencies and the Pentagon.

September 27, 2018 | Daily News

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The Air Force is taking its time to flesh out a multidomain command-and-control framework that spans data standards and emerging technologies before the service broaches the topic of procurement with industry.

September 26, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy has tapped Raytheon to mature technology and reduce technical risk on the next-generation Miniature Air Launched Decoy -- leveraging a decade of investment by the Air Force on the expendable system used to trick enemy air defense systems -- to give the Navy's fleet of F/A-18s a networked stand-in electronic warfare capability to suppress enemy sensors.

September 26, 2018 | Daily News

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, VA -- The Navy will stand up a specialized acquisition team within its Digital Warfare Office to help that office operate at the "speed of software," according to the service's acquisition executive.

September 20, 2018 | Daily News

National security adviser John Bolton today announced what he called the first updated national cybersecurity strategy in 15 years, with a strong emphasis on deterrence, interagency coordination and protecting critical infrastructure.

September 20, 2018 | Daily News

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- About a year after the Air Force wound down its Enterprise Capability Collaboration Team study of multidomain command and control, the head of that deep dive said the service is trying to launch an experimentation effort to dig further into broad issues like data security and cloud infrastructure.

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