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CISA lacks insights into agency network defenses

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency doesn’t have the data to determine if agencies are segmenting and segregating their networks, according to CISA acting Director Brandon Wales.

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Would CMMC compliance block a SolarWinds-style attack?

At a Senate hearing on Defense Department cybersecurity, lawmakers wanted to know whether a program aimed at hardening the security of the defense industrial base would thwart supply chain attacks.

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Lawmakers seek new probe into AWS JEDI collusion

Letters from Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Attorney General Merrick Garland and acting Defense Department Inspector General Sean O’Donnell asking for information, documents and, in the case of the Justice Department, a probe into possible anticompetitive behavior on the part of Amazon Web Services.

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Court will hear JEDI political interference case against Trump

A complaint of political inference by former President Donald Trump in the Defense Department’s award of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing contract to Microsoft in 2019 may now proceed.

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Defense bill prevails over Trump veto

The U.S. Senate joined the House of Representatives in overturning President Trump's veto of the annual defense policy bill in a rare New Year's Day vote.

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AWS again challenges JEDI award

Amazon Web Services is taking another run at getting the court to set aside the Pentagon’s 10-year, $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract award to Microsoft.

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Esper out at DOD

President Trump announced on Twitter that he had fired his secretary of defense, with Christopher C. Miller, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, taking over on an acting basis.

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NSA warns industry about China hacks

The National Security Agency released details on 25 existing vulnerabilities that Chinese state-sponsored threat groups are using to try to penetrate defense industrial base networks.

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House passes stopgap spending bill

The current appropriations bills are set to expire on Oct. 1; the bill now goes to the Senate where it is expected to pass.

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House tees up continuing resolution to avoid Oct. 1 shutdown

Protected leave for federal health workers and a USCIS funding measure are included in the stopgap bill.

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Appeals court rejects Oracle's JEDI challenge

A panel of federal appellate judges affirmed a lower court decision denying a protest by Oracle in the Defense Department's Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure procurement.

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DOD asks for extension on JEDI review

The Defense Department requested an extension to a stay in a lawsuit before announcing any revisions to the award in the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud deal.

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NatSec users should mask location data, NSA says

The spy agency is advising users of Defense Department and National Security Systems to take steps to mask their location data on mobile devices and computers.

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DOD plans new JEDI amendment

The Pentagon says it expect to be able to finish its revisions and make a new award decision by Aug. 17.

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NSA flags email vulnerability

Russian hackers have been taking advantage of a vulnerability in a commonly used email delivery software that gives hackers the ability to turn off network security, add privileged users and enable remote connections and subsequent penetrations, the National Security Agency says.

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ODNI shakes up cyber structure

A consolidation of the cyber offices at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is just one piece of a sweeping re-org announced by the spy agency late Friday that includes the elimination of one of four directorates.

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Microsoft: Amazon is drowning JEDI with complaints

When Amazon Web Services filed an agency protest with the Defense Department seeking clarity about technical aspects of the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract, Microsoft called it an attempt “to force a do-over to rescue its failed bid.”

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JEDI gets partial re-evaluation, court says

A federal judge is giving the Defense Department until Aug. 17 to accept proposal revisions addressing storage pricing, effectively extending a nearly three-year-long drama over the potential $10 billion enterprise cloud contract.

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DOD watchdog finds no political interference in $10B JEDI award

An oversight report found several missteps and cases of ethical misconduct, but could not substantiate allegations of White House interference in the award of the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract to Microsoft.

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MHS Genesis deployment suspended amid COVID-19 pandemic

The rollout of a commercial electronic health record system to Defense Department hospitals on pause to support response to the COVID-19 pandemic.