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HmC User Group Success

Jackpine Technologies sponsored the annual HmC User Group. A great collaboration event for users to discover and learn about new features and capabilities. Highlights Over 100 registeredusers Three conference rooms hosting 23 sessions over the course of the day Five sessions delivered by users; four sessions delivered by program offices Keynote speaker: Dr. Steve Hutchison, […]

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Pentagon: Russia, China Able to Launch Catastrophic Cyber Attacks on U.S. Infrastructure for Next 10 Years

Relevant links are at the bottom of this post. Defense Science Board calls for new cyber deterrence plan targeting foreign leaders Bill GertzMarch 10, 2017 5:00 am Adm. Michael Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command / Getty Images BY: Critical American infrastructure like the electric grid will remain vulnerable to catastrophic cyber attacks from Russia […]

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Advisory Board Approves 11 DoD Innovation Recommendations

Relevant links are at the bottom of this post. WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2017 — Top innovators, scholars and business leaders gathered at the Pentagon today for the second meeting of the Defense Innovation Advisory Board and approved 11 recommendations aimed at keeping the Defense Department on the cutting edge in technology, culture, operations and processes. Eric […]

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New Rapid Contracting Tool – Commercial Solutions Opening

Relevant links are at the bottom of this link. From the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics: The Department now has a new approach to rapidly meet warfighter requirements that can result in awards for prototype solutions within a timeline of 60 days or less. This approach is called a Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO), […]

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DOD watchdog lists top 10 challenges for 2017

Relevant links are at the bottom of this post. According to a new summary of 21 different unclassified audits and reports, the Department of Defense has deficiencies in seven of eight critical cybersecurity metrics. The cybersecurity summary by the DOD Office of Inspector General, dated Dec. 13, states that despite past warnings, the DOD continues to fall […]

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National Cyber Commission Unveils 6 Imperatives to Secure Digital Economy

Relevant links are at the bottom of this post. The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity has released a report that outlines six imperatives to ensure security of the digital economy. The commission said in the report published Thursday that the government and industry should work together to defend and safeguard digital networks and the information infrastructure, as well as […]

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DIUx Releases Guide For Faster, Less-Costly Technology Acquisition

Relevant links are at the bottom of this post. WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 — Bringing vital technology innovations from commercial developers to fighting forces more quickly is a challenge that the Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, or DIUx, has been working to solve since its inception last year. Today, it shared its model for success […]

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DoD, Army Ramp Up Cybersecurity Measures With New Initiatives

Relevant links are at the bottom of this post. WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2016 — Two initiatives were rolled out today to strengthen the cyber security environment in the Defense Department and the Army, DoD officials announced. The first initiative is part of the “Hack the Pentagon” program that debuted last spring, officials said. Called the Vulnerability Disclosure Policy, […]

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Cybercom Commander: Public-Private Partnerships Needed for Cybersecurity

Relevant links are at the bottom of this post. WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2016 — The public-private cybersecurity partnership between private companies and U.S. Cyber Command and other federal agencies has been uneven so far despite some fledgling success, but collaboration is critical given growing threats to everyone from cyberspace, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command said here yesterday.  Navy Adm. […]

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DoD’s Technological Superiority Depends on Out-Innovating Adversaries

Relevant links are at the bottom of this post. WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2016 — Future Defense Department technological superiority hinges on the department’s ability to out-innovate its adversaries, rethink how it sources technology and perhaps rethink its models for product delivery, the assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering said here yesterday. Stephen P. Welby […]

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