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  • Cybersecurity
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    FBI director wants more cooperation from ransomware victims

    The bureau is seeking new funding to support cyber investigations and its own internal cybersecurity, but it also wants help from industry. 06/23/2021

  • IT Modernization
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    TMF board scales up

    The deputy federal CIO said on Monday that the Technology Modernization Board has received numerous "large-scale modernization, cybersecurity projects" from the entire federal landscape after relaxing payback requirements. 06/21/2021

  • Cybersecurity
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    CISA still in the dark about agency network defense plans

    In the wake of the SolarWinds campaign, the agency in charge of federal agency cyber defense acknowledges some gaps in both its data collection and network monitoring capabilities. 06/21/2021

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    Survey: Many water utilities lack data on IT, OT assets

    The new survey data from an information sharing and analysis center was published on the same day a news outlet reported a water treatment facility in California was easily breached by an individual who possessed a former employee's credentials. 06/17/2021

  • Congress
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    New bill looks to ramp up penalties for ransomware crooks

    Three senators are aiming to pass new legislation that expands DOJ's power to go after botnets and stiffen penalties for cyberattacks on critical infrastructure by adding it to the upcoming infrastructure bill. 06/17/2021

  • Cybersecurity
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    Granholm refocuses Energy's cyber shop

    The Energy Department is seeking 30% increase in funding for the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response, and plans new roles and new authority for the organization. 06/15/2021

  • Cybersecurity
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    TSA preps second pipeline cyber directive

    A senior TSA official told House lawmakers on Tuesday that it is preparing to issue a second security directive focused on cybersecurity mitigation measures used by pipeline companies. 06/15/2021

  • Defense
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    Does the U.S. need a cyber force?

    Gen. Paul Nakasone, the director of the National Security Agency and head of U.S. Cyber Command, told lawmakers that infrastructure deficits could prevent the creation of a service modeled on Space Force. 06/14/2021

  • Workforce
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    DHS poised to remake federal hiring in September to confront cybersecurity gap

    The Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity Talent Management System has been years in the making, but officials say it will finally come online this fall. 06/14/2021

  • Cybersecurity
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    Warner previews breach notification bill

    The chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said he will introduce legislation to mandate that companies notify the government to major cybersecurity breaches, a promise several lawmakers have made this year. 06/14/2021

  • People
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    Biden's pick to lead GSA: 'We can't implement government policy if we can't get the damn websites to work'

    Robin Carnahan said she will focus on making General Services Administration's offerings more user friendly and digitally secure while improving governmentwide cybersecurity efforts. 06/10/2021

  • Congress
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    Biden's top cyber nominees face the Senate as the country reels from cyberattacks

    Jen Easterly, selected to head the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and Chris Inglis, the former National Security Agency deputy director picked to fill the new national cyber director role, faced lawmakers concerned about the spike in ransomware attacks. 06/10/2021

  • Cybersecurity
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    Biden revokes Trump's unenforced Chinese app bans

    President Joe Biden's administration is establishing a new timetable to assess risks posed by using web services from foreign adversaries like China - while revoking his predecessor's final actions against Beijing. 06/10/2021

  • Cybersecurity
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    Colonial Pipeline CEO talks ransom with lawmakers

    House lawmakers on Wednesday were keen to ask Colonial Pipeline's chief executive officer what he knew about the ramifications of making a ransom payment and how it might affect the company's finances. 06/09/2021

  • Defense
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    First CMMC assessment organization approved

    The accrediting body overseeing the Defense Department's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program announced the debut of the first organization authorized to assess defense contractors. 06/09/2021

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