Cyber Security Brainstorm

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School announced today the appointment of directors for its cyber-related projects: Lauren Zabierek will run the Center’s Cyber Project; Maria Barsallo Lynch will head its Defending Digital Democracy Project; and Julia Voo will run its China Cyber Policy Initiative. […]

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Accenture has announced the appointment of Aaron Faulkner as head of the Federal Cyber practice at Accenture Federal Services. He is the vice president of cybersecurity at ECS.


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The National Academy of Public Administration on Sept. 16 announced the selection of 51 leaders in the field of public administration for the group’s 2019 Class of Academy Fellows.


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The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) announced Aug. 3 that Margaret McCarthy will join the industry group as its new senior director of government affairs.


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration launched the first U.S. digital platform to contain memorial pages for the 3.7 million veterans interred in VA national cemeteries. The site, the Veterans Legacy Memorial, went live Aug. 14 and “creates a perpetual memorial extending beyond the physical border of the national cemetery,” VA said. […] […]

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Splunk announced Aug. 21 that it will purchase SignalFx, a software-as-a-service-based platform which provides real-time monitoring and metrics for cloud infrastructure, microservices, and applications.


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The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new CTO, Vid Desai, began work at the agency on Aug. 19. Desai, who previously worked as Vyaire Medical’s CIO and an executive director at Quintiles Transnational, will work with FDA CIO Amy Abernethy in his new position, which had been vacant for a while. Desai will help lead […] […]

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The Department of Justice (DoJ) has indicted Robert Wayne Boling Jr., Fredrick Brown, Trorice Crawford, Allan Albert Kerr, and Jongmin Seok for “coordinating an identify-theft and fraud scheme targeting servicemembers and veterans.”


The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) announced Aug. 21 the appointment of Benjamin Huebner as chief of the Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy, and Transparency.


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comment on a report, order, and further notice of proposed rulemaking dealing with the accuracy and usefulness of its Digital Opportunity Data Collection (DODC) that aims to more accurately determine residential and small business locations in the U.S. that do not have access to broadband services.


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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program will engage with small businesses in technological research and development Aug. 12-16 in the Southwest part of the National SBIR 2019 Road Tour. SBIR representatives will visit four cities – Tucson, El Paso, Albuquerque, and Boulder, Colo. – one per day in respective […] […]

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a warning on Aug. 6 urging the public to “watch out for possible malicious cyber activity seeking to capitalize on” the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.


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The Senate voted unanimously on July 31 to confirm Mary O’Brien to the rank of Lieutenant General, as O’Brien steps into the role of the Air Force’s deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and cyber effects operations.


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