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CISA Unveils Strategy to Bolster Industrial Control Systems Security

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within the Department of Homeland Security has launched a three-pronged strategy to address hacking concerns among industrial control systems.  The strategy involves the use of data analytics, enhanced training and better technology to secure ICS that support critical sectors like energy and transportation. Speaking at a virtual meeting of […] Read more

Will Roper: Air Force to Combine NGAD With Digital Century Series

The Air Force is expected to release its acquisition plan for the Next Generation Air Dominance program by the end of summer, when it is combined with the Digital Century Series program, according to the service's acquisition chief. Will Roper, a past Potomac Officers Club speaker and a 2020 Wash100 awardee, said he plans to […] Read more

USSOCOM Posts RFI for Global Analytics Platform Upgrade

The U.S. Special Operations Command is looking for contractors capable of upgrading and providing support to the existing cloud-based Global Analytics Platform.  As indicated in a request for information, the goal is to implement commercial best practices to sustain and further develop GAP, which currently enables USSOCOM analysts to conduct large-scale data scans in the […] Read more

USCYBERCOM, National Guard Create Portal for Reporting Malware

The Cyber Command and National Guard have established a portal for sharing and reporting ransomware and other cyber threats. Through the Cyber 9-Line portal, participating National Guard units may quickly communicate cyber incidents to USCYBERCOM's Cyber National Mission Force for diagnosis and feedback, Fifth Domain reported Monday. “This level of cooperation and feedback provides local, […] Read more

Brandon Ginsburg Named NT Concepts SVP, CGO

NT Concepts, an information technology services company based in Vienna, Virginia, has appointed Brandon Ginsburg, a member of the Potomac Officers Club, as its new senior vice president and chief growth officer.  In his new role, Ginsburg will be responsible for expanding NT Concepts’ growth across the national security technical solutions market. Ginsburg is expected […] Read more

Christopher Krebs: CISA is Bolstering Election Voting Cybersecurity

Department of Homeland Security leaders have been focused on bolstering the cybersecurity of registration systems in preparation for the November presidential election, according to the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency. Christopher Krebs, a past Potomac Officers Club speaker, said his teams are working to ensure that jurisdictions patch software vulnerabilities, back up their […] Read more

Navy Looking for COTS Solutions for Network Configuration Data Platform

The Navy has issued a request for information in search of ready-to-use commercial off-the-shelf tools for its web-based repository for network configuration data, called the Vulnerability Remediation Asset Manager. The requested COTS solutions are intended to help the Navy leverage VRAM in cataloging network configurations to ensure compliance with technical directives and address known vulnerabilities. According […] Read more

Lawmakers Introduce Bill for National AI Research Cloud

Lawmakers have introduced legislation that would direct the government's creation of a national cloud computing infrastructure for artificial intelligence research. Sens. Rob Portman and Martin Heinrich introduced the National Cloud Computing Task Force Act, which would pool technical experts from the academe, industry and government to build and maintain the cloud, Nextgov reported.  “With China […] Read more

GAO Issues RFI for Innovation Lab Cloud Support

The Government Accountability Office seeks to enter into five-year blanket purchase agreements with contractors capable of supporting cloud technology within its Innovation Lab. According to the agency’s request for information notice, the potential multi-award BPA framework is expected to include five categories of cloud support, namely the resale of infrastructure-as-a-service, acquisition support for procurement of […] Read more