The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) launched the Department of Defense (DoD) Secure Access File Exchange (SAFE) on Aug. 15, which will provide users with an enterprise-wide ability to safely transfer files in the DoD. […]

The Army is establishing new cyber and electronic warfare units for multi-domain operations, but the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the branch has not fully assessed the risk of activating some of its units at an accelerated pace and is facing staffing, equipping, and training challenges.






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TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore wrote the House and Senate Armed Services Committees on Aug. 12 to raise concerns with the current draft of the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).






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Susan Gordon, Principal Deputy Director for National Intelligence and a longtime member of the intelligence community, will be leaving the agency, and Joseph Maguire, director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), will become acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI), according to tweets from President Trump on August 8.






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After only two years since the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) launched Kessel Run, its Branch Chief Erynn Petersen touted the success they have seen in providing USAF with agile and resilient cybersecurity responsiveness at MeriTalk’s Cyber Security Brainstorm today. Petersen also stressed how Kessel Run can pose as a model for other cybersecurity teams.






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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced in an Aug. 2 news release it is seeking proposals for a new program in the agency’s multi-year, $2-billion AI Next Campaign.






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While the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has completed its migration of existing records into the data center of its electronic health record (EHR) vendor, the VA and Department of Defense (DoD) are jointly searching for a director and deputy to oversee $10 billion, 10-year modernization effort.






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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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The Defense Advanced Research Program Agency (DARPA) announced in an Aug. 1 news release that it will test defensive hardware it is developing to secure voting ballot boxes at the DEF CON 2019 Hacking Conference later this month in Las Vegas. 






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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking a subscription service that will help it monitor for potential threats on social media service while maintaining privacy rights, according to an amended request for proposal (RFP) published July 30.






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