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The inspector general for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, better known as Amtrak, found cyber vulnerabilities in an audit, as noted in a summarized public version of the report released July 9.






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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Information and Technology (OIT) is requesting information on market research related to developing an acquisition strategy to acquire services from  commercial cloud service providers.






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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a memo on implementing the first phase of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, including deadlines for naming agency chief data officers (CDO), creating data governance bodies, and developing learning agendas.






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Despite a lot of press in recent months about threats that China-based communications equipment maker Huawei may pose to the developing global 5G communications ecosystem because of the company’s close ties to the Chinese government, the U.S. is continuing to lead the world in 5G technology innovation, panelists at a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) event said on July 10.






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The U.S. Navy has kicked off its Artificial Intelligence Applications to Autonomous Cybersecurity Challenge (AI ATAC), sponsored by the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) and Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (PEO C4I).






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Cyber tech provider Proofpoint said a recent security awareness audit of employees that undertake security training concludes that people are only hitting on the right answers 78 percent of the time.






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The Defense Department’s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) is seeking to procure innovative commercial software and services solutions to provide comprehensive data management, end-to-end platform integration, and model/capabilities development for technologies to assist in disaster relief through a new pilot program.






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Small businesses are more likely to lack resources to build robust cybersecurity capabilities, but Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are looking to address that challenge with their recently introduced Small Business Cybersecurity Assistance Act.






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The Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released its Cyber Incident & Breach Trends Report for 2018 today, which found that cyber incidents cost $45 billion last year on a worldwide basis.  The report also emphasized that 95 percent of those incidents could have been avoided.






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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) wants feedback on which Federal datasets would be most helpful to the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, which datasets are difficult to access, and areas with gaps in data and model availability.






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