Beyond Cybersecurity Frameworks

The last couple of years have been filled with what seems like countless high-profile cyber attacks — SolarWinds and Colonial Pipeline immediately come to mind.

Add to that the top six breaches that occurred in the U.S. and other countries in the first six months of this year, and we can see that hacks, scams, breaches and ransomware are the norm, not the exception. Although the U.S. government is doing its part to offer executive guidance and create meaningful security frameworks to combat new and ongoing threats, the onus must fall on the private sector to adopt, manage and revisit their security best practices if we are to get ahead of constantly evolving cyber threats.

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When will SBOMs finally benefit the federal government’s software supply chain?

Software bill of materials (SBOMs), an ingredient list for software, are going to finally provide missing foundational information on software consumption so federal agencies can improve their software supply chain security … someday. To be sure, the Commerce Department has nurtured an SBOM-interested community for years and those efforts have benefited many industries, especially medical device companies. A recent executive order singled out the utility of SBOMs.

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Supply Chain Management for Operational Resilience – Where do you start?

Oct 27 2022, 12:00pm EDT

Join Edgile, Interos and ServiceNow to hear how you can leverage ServiceNow Business Continuity Management (BCM) and Vulnerability Risk Management (VRM) coupled with Interos to reinvent Supply Chain management with an AI powered SaaS platform. In this webinar, Edgile will demonstrate how Vulnerability Risk Management (VRM) can be integrated with Interos, using AI to help organizations continually assess their supply chains.

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‘It has to work’: Inside the military’s race to solve an ejection seat safety conundrum

WASHINGTON — It was during a routine inspection in April that an Air Force technician found a single faulty Cartridge Actuated Device in the ejection seat of an F-35 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The device — known colloquially as CAD — contained no magnesium powder, a necessary material for generating the explosive charge that allows a pilot to begin ejecting from an aircraft.

At first, the potential issue was believed to be confined only to the F-35. By late July, however, the problem appeared more widespread, potentially impacting hundreds of aircraft across the US military’s tactical and training jet inventory that use ejection seats made by Martin-Baker, the UK-based firm that is one of two suppliers of ejection seats for the Defense Department.

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Space Development Agency’s first launch slips due to supply chain setbacks

WASHINGTON — The first launch of the Space Development Agency’s low Earth orbit satellites that had been scheduled for late September is slipping to no earlier than mid-December. 

Speaking at the Washington Space Business Roundtable Sept. 14, SDA Director Derek Tournear said the launch of the agency’s Tranche 0 satellites had to be delayed due to supply chain problems that have affected all vendors in the program.

The 28 satellites in Tranche 0 include 20 communications payloads made by Lockheed Martin and York Space; and eight missile-tracking infrared sensor satellites made by SpaceX and L3Harris.

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IT Asset Management in the Era of Zero Trust

September 21, 2022
2:00 PM Webinar

During this exclusive webinar, moderator Scott Maucione and guest Steve Wallace, chief technology officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency will discuss the IT landscape and asset management in the era of zero trust. In addition, Tom Kennedy, vice president at Axonius will provide an industry perspective.

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GSA’s Hale Points to Zero Trust, Cloud Work for FY2023 Priorities

Lawrence Hale, who recently took over as Acting Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Category Management, Office of Information Technology Category at the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service, explained today that his office’s fiscal year 2023 priorities focus on helping Federal agencies work toward easier cloud service adoption and continued progress in zero trust security migration. 

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