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  • Telecommunications
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    U.S squeezes Huawei on chip design

    An export rules change will limit the Chinese telecommunications company's ability to use U.S. gear and software to make semiconductors abroad. 05/15/2020

  • Defense

    COVID-19 constraints delay needed CMMC rule change

    Social distancing requirements have delayed the public hearing needed for a rule change to enforce new cybersecurity standards for contractors. 05/11/2020

  • Management
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    ODNI shakes up cyber structure

    A consolidation of the cyber offices at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is just one piece of a sweeping re-org announced by the spy agency late Friday that includes the elimination of one of four directorates. 05/08/2020

  • Defense
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    DISA wants to scale web-browsing protection pilot

    The Defense Information Systems Agency has expanded use of a web-browsing pilot that protects DOD’s networks via cloud-based internet isolation. Production is expected to begin this summer. 05/05/2020

  • Cybersecurity
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    How COVID-19 is changing the game on ransomware

    More money is needed to tackle the problem, especially as states deal with an unprecedented economic crisis caused by the pandemic. It's unclear whether Congress will foot the bill. 05/05/2020

  • Cybersecurity
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    Trump wants foreign gear out of the U.S. grid

    An executive order issued by the Trump administration May 1 declared a national emergency and imposes new restrictions on the purchase and use of foreign-made equipment and technology used in the U.S. bulk-power system. 05/02/2020

  • Cybersecurity
    Information sharing

    Amid telework boom, CISA reminds agencies of DNS resolution requirements

    The memo notes that CISA will begin issuing reports to agencies highlighting DNS traffic anomalies and could issue a follow up directive as new protections come online. 05/01/2020

  • Cybersecurity
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    Cyber and other transaction agreements

    Other transaction agreements will be subject to the Defense Department’s unified cybersecurity standard, according to Katie Arrington, DOD’s chief information security officer for acquisition. 04/30/2020

  • Cybersecurity
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    Solarium boosters pivot to acknowledge pandemic parallels

    Members of the Solarium Commission are retooling their pitch to focus on recommendations that draw parallels to the current coronavirus crisis. 04/29/2020

  • Oversight
    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai testifies in the Senate in June 2019. (Image credit: Aaron Schwartz/Shutterstock)

    FCC records progress with public comments system

    In a recently-released study, a government watchdog said the FCC has been implementing recommendations to fix its electronic comment filing system. 04/27/2020

  • Cybersecurity
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    Solarium co-chair pushes defense bill as vehicle for implementation

    Even with the coronavirus outbreak dominating policymakers' attention, Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) said he was "pretty optimistic" that as much as 30% of the recommendations can be included in the upcoming defense authorization bill. 04/23/2020

  • Defense
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    Navy CIO: Future networks hinge on flexible acquisitions now

    Navy CIO Aaron Weis wants to rebuild the service's network architecture to look and function more like industry, but acquisition culture and structure slow progress. 04/23/2020

  • Cybersecurity

    Feds disrupt hundreds of COVID-19 scammer domains

    The Department of Justice said some of the domains represented themselves as U.S. government agencies or public health organizations. 04/22/2020

  • Defense
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    Marines to divest legacy weapons for tech-oriented future

    The Marine Corps is willing to swap out tanks and cannons for a better, more agile, cloud based network available in the most remote environments. 04/21/2020

  • Congress
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    House Majority Leader backs remote voting

    Downplaying security concerns, Rep. Steny Hoyer said conducting House business through video teleconference software was his "clear preference" to ensure continuity of Congress during the COVID-19 crisis. 04/21/2020

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