June 23, 2024

Mandatory Cyber Reporting in Omnibus Bill

The cyber reporting legislation would require private companies to report cybersecurity incidents to CISA and with bipartisan support has been attached to an omnibus spending bill set for consideration in the Senate Thursday following House passage. Critical infrastructure entities would be required to report a “reasonable belief” a cybersecurity incident within 72 hour, some ransomware payments within 24 hours.

Ship Runs Aground off Baltimore

The massive cargo ship, Ever Forward, has run aground in the Chesapeake near Gibson Island after leaving the Port of Baltimore en route to Norfolk, VA. The ship is owned by the same company, Evergreen, that owns the Ever Given which famously ran aground a year ago blocking the Suez Canal for several days.

ADM Grady Tapped as JCS Vice Chair

The White House will tap Navy ADM Christopher Grady, head of US Fleet Forces command, to serve as the next Vice Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, replacing USAF GEN John Hyten whose term expires this month.

Army Testing Pan-Coronavirus Vaccine

Walter Reed’s infectious diseases branch is closing in on a “pan-coronavirus” vaccine and on synthetic antibodies that could protect a population before spread. The vaccine is now in the early stages of human trials.

Space Command Tracking Falling Debris

Space Command is tracking Chinese rocket-launch debris heading this way. The rocket is set to reenter Earth’s atmosphere this weekend, raising concerns about where its debris may make impact. Last year a similar Chinese rocket-launch landed in the Atlantic Ocean after leaving a trail of debris in the African nation of Cote D’Ivoire. 

737 MAX Returning to Service

Boeing intends to deliver most of the stored backlog of the 737 MAX by 2023. Deliveries resumed in December after a 22-month grounding; in February 130 MAXs recorded at least one flight.