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Executive Gov

 •  December 7

The Department of Homeland Security‘s cyber assessment team will extend its cyber risk assessment activities beyond information technology systems to include national critical infrastructure and operational technology, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. The National Cybersecurity Assessments and Technical Services team will get an expanded role...

Executive Gov

 •  December 6

The U.S. Army has introduced a pilot program that aims to hire and train technology professionals from the private sector as lieutenants for cyber operations in a bid to increase the number of the service branch’s cyber personnel, FCW reported Tuesday. The Cyber Direct Commissioning Program seeks civilian talent to help the Army Cyber Command...

Executive Gov

 •  November 20

The House Foreign Affairs Committee has approved by a voice vote a bill that would reinstate a top cyber diplomat role within the State Department, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The Cyber Diplomacy Act seeks to restore the DHS cyber coordinator position through the presidential appointment process and revive global cyber norms that Chris Painter...

Executive Gov

 •  November 9

NATO plans to increase its military headquarters from seven to nine and integrate cyber efforts into all alliance operations, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The organization’s defense ministers agreed to build a maritime security-focused command center in the Atlantic as well as a Europe-based command site for troop movements, with specific locations...

Executive Gov

 •  November 3

The U.S. Navy’s 40 cyber mission force teams obtained full operational capability designation in October, the Defense Department reported Thursday. The service’s CMF teams achieved the FOC status after the U.S. Cyber Command conducted a validation process on Oct. 6 to assess whether the units meet training, capability and manning requirements,...

Executive Gov

 •  November 3

The U.S. Army‘s 41 Cyber Mission Force teams have achieved “full operational capability” status from the U.S. Cyber Command. The Army said Thursday the grant follows the teams’ required completion of multiple training courses on cyberspace operation areas such as planning, network operations and architecture, detailed software analysis and...

Executive Gov

 •  November 1

House lawmakers have updated a proposed bill that originally aimed to make the National Institute of Standards and Technology responsible for auditing federal agencies’ cybersecurity, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The updated legislation would require NIST to support the security audits of agency inspectors general instead of running such audits...

Executive Gov

 •  October 24

Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of the Army Cyber Command, has led a panel of U.S. Army cyber professionals to showcase the service branch’s cyber talent and operations. The panel at the Oct. 11 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition included specialists from cyber protection teams, the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade and the...

Executive Gov

 •  October 20

The Department of Homeland Security has initiated a pilot program to test a new acquisition management directive that seeks to help increase the flexibility of DHS cybersecurity processes with the use of agile methodology, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Jeffrey Eisensmith, chief information security officer of DHS, told audience at the Consortium for...

Executive Gov

 •  October 20

Rose Gottemoeller, deputy secretary general of NATO, has said she believes cybersecurity attacks could undermine the international alliance’s missions and hamper collective defense initiatives with its allies. Gottemoeller offered her insights on the importance of cybersecurity efforts at the NATO Information Assurance Symposium that took place in...