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*** In a June 24 memorandum, the Department of the Navy affirmed its data strategy and declared that its Jupiter "will serve as the enterprise data and analytics platform for the DON and be the source of trusted, curated data to the Office of the Secretary of Defense." It also states that "all naval components shall provide authoritative datasets to Jupiter as required, and support the use of data for performance management activities."

*** The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a draft project description for examining the challenges of maintaining computer encryption in a future in which advances in quantum computing have rendered current encryption standards trivial.

"The advent of quantum computing technology will compromise many of the current cryptographic algorithms, especially public-key cryptography, which is widely used to protect digital information," the document states.

*** The House Appropriations Committee plans to increase funding for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency by almost $300 million over the Biden administration's proposal. Lawmakers are seeking $2.42 billion for CISA. The agency also received a $650 million plus-up in the American Rescue Plan Act.

Posted on Jun 30, 2021 at 2:04 AM


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