January 26, 2021

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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Friday, January 22, 2021

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Cybersecurity + COVID = Worldwide Impact

Cybersecurity

It’s Cybersecurity Month: “Cybersecurity starts with you. Everything you do dictates how secure or insecure something is. Be wise when you are online. Be careful what you share. Remember the internet is forever.” — Lakisa Ferebee

Audit to Probe How DoD Spent COVID Relief Funds

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The Pentagon’s inspector general will audit DoD’s distribution of $1 billion from the CARES Act to determine if money designated for a coronavirus response went to defense contractors instead.

Navy Has New Ship Rules for Dealing With COVID

Rules

The US Navy now has new rules on how to continue operating in the midst of a global pandemic. The services says these plans and strategy are based on the scientific and operational lessons gained in the past seven months.

With Peace Deal, Troops Could Be Out of Afghanistan in 14 Months

Afghanistan

The US and the Taliban have signed a peace agreement aimed at ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan. If the Taliban meet their commitments, US troops would leave in 14 months.

More Deployments as Tensions Remain High in Middle East

Deployments

Thousands more troops are preparing to be deployed to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran, since the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in a recent airstrike near Baghdad.

Cyber Worker Shortage Still Plagues Army Combat Teams

Cyber Worker Shortage

A Defense Department inspector general reports says the most common personnel shortages plaguing the US Army’s active-duty brigade combat teams are cyber network defenders and electromagnetic spectrum managers.

Cybersecurity Experts to Gather at CyberMaryland

CyberMaryland

CyberMaryland 2019 will be held in Baltimore on December 5 and 6. The Patuxent Partnership is helping to publicize the event.

Shortage of Cybersecurity Workers Continues

Cybersecurity

A recent Cybersecurity Workforce Study finds there is a shortage of cybersecurity professionals around the world. In the US, a current cybersecurity workforce of more than 800,000 is nowhere close to the number of cybersecurity jobs needed to protect government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and small and mid-sized business.

Richard Spencer Out as Navy Secretary

NavSec Richard Spencer has been ousted from his post after his handling of the case of Navy SEAL Edward “Eddie” Gallagher, who was accused of war crimes. DefSec Mark Esper asked for Mr. Spencer’s resignation late Sunday.

HMS Queen Elizabeth Visits Annapolis

Queen Elizabeth

The HMS Queen Elizabeth visits Annapolis to host the 2019 Atlantic Future Forum of industry, military, and government to discuss artificial intelligence, robotics and big data.