Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …
Defense Secretary Ash Carter today unveiled the Defense Department’s second cyber strategy to guide the development of DoD’s cyber forces and to strengthen its cyber defenses and its posture on cyber deterrence.
Proceedings for the 26 February Trusted Microelectronics Workshop are available on the National Defense Industry Association website.
Officials at the Defense Department in the coming days will release a new cyber strategy that “will guide DoD’s activities in cyberspace in defense and support of U.S. national interests,” according to one official.
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DFARS Case 2015-D020: DoD Use of Trusted Suppliers for Electronic Parts
Synopsis: Further implements section 818(c)(3) of the NDAA for FY 2012 (Pub. L. 112-81), as amended by section 817 of the NDAA for FY 2015 (Pub. L. 113-291), with focus on the requirement that DoD shall obtain electronic parts from trusted suppliers, and establish qualification requirements pursuant to which DoD may identify trusted suppliers in accordance with paragraph (c)(3)(C) of section 818.
Status: 03/13/2015 DARC Director tasked Ad Hoc Cmte. to draft proposed DFARS rule. Status Report due 04/29/2015.
Is the U.S. ready to go on offense in the cyber domain? It is certainly taking incremental steps in that direction. Exclusively focusing on defensive measures will not deter malicious behavior such as theft of intellectual property or manipulation of data, Adm. Michael Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and the director of the National Security Agency, said at the AFCEA Cybersecurity Technology Summit in Washington today. According to Rogers, the United States right now is reacting rather than acting.
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