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Navy Takes First Big Step To Cloud, Pushing Logistics To Amazon’s Service

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Jan. 26, 2013) Huntington Ingalls Industries celebrated significant progress today as the 555-metric ton island was lowered onto the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. The 60-foot long, 30-foot wide island was the 452nd lift of the nearly 500 total lifts needed to complete the aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy Huntington Ingalls Industries/Released)

The Navy’s data is spread all over the place, but a $100 million effort by the Navy aims to change all that within two years.

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Navy Wrestles With Cyber Policy As China and Iran Hack Away

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“We’re spending a lot of money in this area right now, but we don’t understand where we’re spending it” says Navy undersecretary Thomas Modly.

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New Digital Strategy: DoD CIO To Oversee All $46.4B In DoD IT

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DoD’s IT spending includes “a budget of more than $46.4 billion in fiscal year 2019, roughly 10,000 operational systems, thousands of data centers, tens of thousands of servers, millions of computers and IT devices, and hundreds of thousands of commercial mobile devices.”

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Troubled JRSS Cyber System Exposes DoD Data, Says DoD IG

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rmy , Air Force move data over same network for first time at Joint Base San Antonio Spc. Shannon January from the 56th Signal Battalion at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, holds new switches in place while other technicians fasten them to a rack.http://www.army.mil/article/134148/Army__Air_Force_move_data_over_same_network_for_first_time_at_Joint_Base_San_Antonio/

JRSS is not secure enough so DoD data is at risk. Operators don’t have the tools they need to properly monitor and troubleshoot the system and the training to run it properly.

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End Of Passwords: DISA Tests Walkabout Identity System

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DISA has identified 46 factors that could be used to help it get rid of passwords on your mobile device, including gait, the way you swipe, and how you hold your phone or tablet.

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President Trump, Do NOT Cut The Defense Budget: Inhofe & Thornberry

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Republicans Sen. James Inhofe and Rep. Mac Thornberry say to the White House and to the congressional budget hawks: Yes, budget deficits matter, but defense matters more — because of the degradation in readiness and lack of modernization the armed forces have suffered for more than a decade.

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The Pentagon’s First-Ever Audit: A Big Disappointment?

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WASHINGTON: The Pentagon is preparing to release its first-ever audit as soon as this week, making it the last federal agency to complete a top-to-bottom scrubbing of its processes, business practices and finances. The fallout is likely to be messy. While expectations have built over the years that the audit will uncover large savings and… Keep reading →

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Raytheon Sells Cyber At Air Show; Websense Acquisition Spurs Push

Posted by Colin Clark on


PARIS AIR SHOW: A cyber ad? Hey, it’s an air show, Raytheon. Of course, there’s no law against selling anything at an air show, but defense companies traditionally do sell planes, sensors, avionics, support equipment, et al. So when I spotted the big ad placed where about half of show attendees have to pass on their… Keep reading →

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US Military Losing Edge In Space: Kendall

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NEWSEUM: After more than a year of saying that the United States is losing its relative edge in military technology to China and Russia, the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer upped the ante today and said that the top American advantage — space — “is particularly bad” because both Russia and China are fielding a suite of anti-satellite capabilities.… Keep reading →

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Chinese Stole Anthem Data For HUMINT; Should Raise US ‘Hackles’

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The Chinese just walked out of Anthem’s enormous data warehouse (though without encrypting their data it might as well have been a troop of Girl Scouts) with personal data on a quarter of America’s population. Assuming that the pro forma outrage and denial is a confirmation of culpability, the People’s Liberation Army and its various subsidiaries will… Keep reading →

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