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FCW Insider: April 20, 2021

Army kicks off first major test to thwart small drone attacks

The Army is putting its new counter small drone strategy to the test with its first demonstration at Yuma Proving Ground, focusing on how to limit damage when facing direct threats.

White House stands down groups tackling SolarWinds, Microsoft Exchange

The move comes days after the administration sanctioned Russia for its alleged role in the cyberattacks.

Comment: Addressing supply chain risk means confronting multiple points of failure

As recent attacks have demonstrated, supply chain risks extend to the software and update process as well.

Quick Hits

*** Longtime FBI agent Scott McMillion was appointed to serve as the Bureau's first chief diversity officer, Director Chris Wray announced on Monday. McMillion will head the FBI's Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

*** Bipartisan leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are looking to shore up the role of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration as the lead agency in managing federal spectrum. "As spectrum resources become more strained, it is crucial that the NTIA maintain leadership over all federal spectrum issues," committee leaders wrote in an April 19 letter.

*** Artificial intelligence leaders from the Defense Innovation Unit, General Services Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology and Department of Agriculture will present at FCW's April 21 AI Workshop. See the full agenda and register here.

Posted by FCW Staff on Apr 20, 2021 at 2:26 AM


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