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FCW Insider: Jan. 11

DISA to take over defense cloud implementation

The Defense Department's cloud office will have a new home at the Defense Information Systems Agency later this month.

John Garing, former Air Force and DISA exec, dies at 78

The winner of GCN's Hall of Fame award in 2010, Garing continued his government IT career with Suss Consulting and Vion Corp.

Judiciary systems compromised in SolarWinds breach

The office that manages the country's electronic judicial filing system this week announced it was exposed to a vulnerability in SolarWinds Orion.

Pentagon releases counterdrone strategy

The DOD's strategy to counter small unmanned aircraft systems includes curbing drones used in disruptive cyber and electromagnetic attacks.

Quick Hits

*** President-elect Joe Biden announced several new personnel selections for his National Security Council, including several with a focus on cybersecurity and infrastructure security. Tarun Chhabra, currently a senior fellow at Georgetown University, will become the senior director for technology and national security at NSC. Caitlin Durkovich, a former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, will be the senior director for resilience and response. Politico reported this week that Biden will tap Anne Neuberger, a senior official at the National Security Agency, for a top cybersecurity post at NSC.

*** The National Security Agency's Cybersecurity Directorate published its 2020 NSA Cybersecurity Year in Review last weekhighlighting the office's first year as a new directorate in the NSA.

*** The deadline to make Federal 100 nominations has been extended. You now have until Friday, Jan. 15 to get them in.

Posted by FCW Staff on Jan 11, 2021 at 2:22 AM


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