June 17, 2019

Dems, Hoyer Request Election Defense Funding

Electoral Systems

Democrats in Congress have requested $14 million in funding for the Elections Assistance Commission so it can work to secure voting systems against cyber attacks. 

Though Under Scrutiny, F-35 Here to Stay

F-35 Here to Stay

Although Trump assailed the F-35’s cost, officials say only a modest order by the US Navy is really in question.

Sailors’ Personal Data Stolen

Hack the Air Force

The personal data of more than 130,000 sailors in a re-enlistment approval database was stolen from a contractor’s laptop. The Navy said that a computer supporting a Navy contract was “compromised,” and that the names and Social Security numbers of 134,386 current and former sailors were accessed by unknown persons.

Explore Cyber Security Careers at CSM

Cyber security

College of Southern Maryland has a variety of cyber security degree programs, from certificates to an Associates of Applied Science to an Associates of Arts. All of these programs are being highlighted in March, as CSM faculty encourage students to explore cyber security studies and careers through the National Security Agency’s “Day of Cyber” program.

Homeland to Share Cyber Indicators with Industry

New Normal on the Internet cyber

The Department of Homeland Security will start automatically sharing cyber-security threat indicators — not incidents — with industry.

‘Freedom of Navigation Operations’ in South China Sea

South China Sea

US “conducting routine operations in the South China Sea in accordance with international law,” 12 nautical miles from China’s contested barrier island reclamation.

Russian Role in Middle East Expanding Rapidly

Israel is concerned Russian weapons in Syria will reach Hezbollah.

House Takes Bipartisan Action on Cybersecurity

Hoyer Earns High Score From LCV

Congressman Hoyer makes a statement on cybersecurity.

BRAC Costs too Much for This Year’s Budget

House Armed Services Committee Chair Mac Thornberry (R-TX) opposes a new round of BRACs, saying, DoD still hasn’t broken even on the 2005 BRAC.

Carter ‘Champion of Wasteful Military Spending’

DefSec Budget

Leading business magazine blasts DefSec nominee Ashton Carter’s history of wasting taxpayer money.