Exiger Buys Intell Analysis, Cybersecurity Firm Convergent Solutions | GovCon Wire

New York-based regulatory and risk management services provider Exiger has acquired McLean, Va.-based intelligence and security services contractor Convergent Solutions for an undisclosed amount in a move to expand presence in the federal market. The combined company aims to deploy artificial intelligence-based technology offerings that will … Continue reading

National Security Agency (NSA) to establish cybersecurity group for information security, trusted computing | Military & Aerospace Electronics

Anne Neuberger, former first chief risk officer at NSA, will lead the agency’s Cybersecurity Directorate and report directly to NSA Director and a 2019 Wash100 winner Gen. Paul Nakasone, the agency said Tuesday. NSA said the new directorate will strengthen … Continue reading

NSA Launches Cybersecurity Directorate | Nextgov

The National Security Agency on Tuesday announced the launch of a new division aimed at protecting the country’s intelligence and defense apparatus against foreign cyber threats. The newly minted Cybersecurity Directorate will bring the agency’s foreign intelligence and cyber operations … Continue reading

NSA to Establish Cybersecurity Directorate | GovCon Wire

The National Security Agency will launch in October a new directorate that will oversee efforts to prevent and counter cyber threats to the defense industrial base and national security systems. Anne Neuberger, former first chief risk officer at NSA, will … Continue reading

Closing the Cybersecurity Poverty Gap  | Nextgov

The growth of these initiatives, combined with the aggressiveness and improved tradecraft of hackers, is creating new and persistent cybersecurity challenges for public- and private-sector organizations alike around the globe. Our research shows that while the layers of protection designed … Continue reading

NSA Isn’t Always Following Its Own Cybersecurity Policies, Watchdog Says | Nextgov

The National Security Agency is failing to live up to government standards for cybersecurity, leaving the spy agency potentially vulnerable to digital attacks, according to an internal watchdog. The NSA Inspector General on Monday revealed the organization, which collects and … Continue reading

Air Force asks Dell Federal to upgrade trusted computing cybersecurity hardware in Air Force networks | Military & Aerospace Electronics

U.S. Air Force trusted computing experts needed information security upgrades to the Air Force Information Network (AFIN). They found their solution from Dell Federal Systems LP in Round Rock, Texas. These two systems are part of the Air Force Cyberspace … Continue reading

Senate turns up a decade of federal cybersecurity failure | FCW

Some of the biggest civilian agencies in the federal government have failed to act on internal cybersecurity audits dating back multiple years, a Senate report found. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Investigations dug through a decade … Continue reading

House focuses on cybersecurity R&D in energy spending bill | FCW

The House Appropriations Committee approved a series of cybersecurity-related research and development initiatives designed to tighten up protection to the electric grid and other energy systems as part of its annual spending bill for Energy and Water Development. The bill, … Continue reading

Watchdog: Current pipeline security plans weak on cybersecurity, coordination | FCW

The Transportation Security Administration’s plans for pipeline security aren’t keeping up with rising threats in cyberspace, according to the Government Accountability Office. An audit released June 5 found that the agency, which has primary responsibility for monitoring and securing the … Continue reading