Cybersecurity

Report: Lax cybersecurity at CIA unit led to Vault 7 leaks

An internal CIA report pins the theft of valuable hacking tools in 2016 on a workplace culture that didn't do enough to emphasize cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity

Congressman floats 'FITARA-like' scorecard to measure security clearance process

A significant reduction in the backlog of security clearance investigations over the past two years has contractors feeling more optimistic, but concerns about lengthy adjudications and reciprocity between federal agencies still linger.

Cybersecurity

TIC 3.0 and zero-trust networking

Commentators on the new Trusted Internet Connection policy have noted that "zero-trust" strategies might not be a perfect fit.

Cybersecurity

TSA to roll out strategic plan for insider threats next month

Acting Deputy TSA Administrator Patricia Cogswell said that as screening tech has improved, insider threats have become an increasingly attractive attack vector for bad actors.

Cybersecurity

CISA touts CDM, CyberStat as key cyber compliance tools

A watchdog report found DHS doesn't always validate whether agencies are complying with mandatory directives. The department floated plans to leverage two existing program to do just that.

Cybersecurity

IC merging suitability and clearance reviews

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence says the move will strengthen human resources officers' role in hiring for nation's most sensitive positions.

IT Modernization

AWS lawsuit alleges 'improper pressure' from Trump on JEDI

President Donald Trump personally steered a $10-billion cloud computing contract away from frontrunner Amazon Web Services out of personal and political animus against Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, according to the details of a lawsuit released publicly Dec. 9.

Cybersecurity

Navy CIO talks innovation, cybersecurity and CMMC

Navy CIO Aaron Weis said DOD's upcoming unified cyber standard will help close the innovation gap by adopting industry standards, but ultimately the onus is on the Defense Department to set the tempo.

Cybersecurity

Industry seeks more liability protections for threat info

Commercial providers of technology and infrastructure want more federal protection to share specific cyber threat information about risky products and services.

Cybersecurity

Background checks move to DOD

The government’s background investigations agency with some 3,000 employees has moved from the Office of Personnel Management to the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency.

Acquisition

DOD releases unified cybersecurity standard for contractors

The Defense Department's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification framework is ready for public comment.

Cybersecurity

CISA official touts data sharing in critical infrastructure

Where privately owned critical infrastructure providers had balked at sharing threat data five years ago, it's become now a critical, commercial necessity, according to CISA infrastructure official.

Acquisition

Contractors have questions about DOD's cyber requirements

The Pentagon is making big moves to improve cybersecurity in its industrial base, but the contracting community and experts continue to wonder if it will all play out as intended.

Cybersecurity

USAF pays out $123K in 3-month bug bounty contest

The Air Force found 54 vulnerabilities following its first assessment focusing on continuous monitoring of the cloud-based Common Computing Environment.

Cybersecurity

Small business cuts coming amid NBIB merger

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, which is absorbing National Background Investigations Bureau expects to combine contracting offices and staff, while shrinking small business goals.

Cybersecurity

How government entities can combat cyber threats

Rather than getting to the point of no return, agencies should manage cybersecurity through preventative action, technological excellence, hygiene and training.

Cybersecurity

What ever happened to CyberStat?

Government auditors and a former top cyber official are concerned, but OMB says the numbers reflect a more substantive and collaborative cybersecurity review process.

IT Modernization

5 steps to critical infrastructure collaboration

Two experts explain how to put homeland security front-and-center in today's connected world.

Cybersecurity

Weak links in the defense supply chain

A panel of industry experts told Congress about the widespread ignorance many defense contractors have about the cybersecurity integrity of their own supply chains.

Cybersecurity

1 in 3 FHFA employees failed phishing test

A penetration test found some concerning vulnerabilities at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, but auditors weren't able to gain access.

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