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China’s penetration of U.S. supply chain runs deep, says report

Software supply chain attacks could become more common as the nation collectively moves towards 5G wireless networks and connected devices become more common. Continue reading

Government Contractors Should Expect Another Level of Cybersecurity Requirements

Government contractors anticipated new FAR cybersecurity regulations in 2017, and with them, a more uniform set of standards for the civilian agencies. Continue reading

Government’s Biggest Cyber Problem Will Be Contractors’ Big Opportunity, Report Says

The federal government’s biggest challenge in defending its civilian, military and intelligence networks from hackers isn’t technology, it’s people. Continue reading

IGs: budget cuts could put cybersecurity at risk

The White House’s budget guidance calls for a $54 billion bump in military spending that would be offset by cuts from civilian agencies. Continue reading

SDN looms large in NSTAC report

Software-defined networking’s ability to separate applications from network devices is one of the more immediate concerns the federal government should address to bolster cybersecurity, according to a report being prepared by an industry group that advises government on emerging technologies. Continue reading

McCain continues push for cyber policy

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is running out of patience when it comes to U.S. formulating what he considers an effective cyber strategy. Continue reading

Pentagon lights up its first Wi-Fi network through $36 million in IT savings

DoD now has a fully-functional Wi-Fi network throughout much of the building Continue reading

Pentagon expands white-hat hacker challenge to all comers

The program differs somewhat from other ongoing hacking challenges in which the Defense Department offered bounties to groups of pre-vetted white hat hackers in penetration tests against specific DoD systems. Continue reading

OMB tries again to define a major cyber incident

It first defined a cyber incident in a 2007 memo, defining a category 1 event where a hacker gets access to systems, data or a breach of physical security controls. Continue reading

Secret Service needs ‘cyber triage’ tools, fast

Within the next 30 days, the Secret Service plans to issue 30 awards in each of two pools: single-user licenses and malware scanning services. Both pools will include contracts with one-year performance periods. Continue reading