The Defense Department initiated a policy that would require contractors in its Defense Industrial Base, or DIB, information sharing network to report certain cyber breaches in all contracts with the department.
"We need to make credible threats. We need to have countries believe that we will respond with some punitive action," James Andrew Lewis, director of the strategic technologies program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told lawmakers.
As part of the Army's data center consolidation efforts, the service will merge data centers run by several Army components into a single facility run by a commercial cloud service provider at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, reports Federal News Radio.
Officials from the Defense Department and Intelligence community said they aren't confident a broad agreement on cybersecurity signed by President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be a successful deterrence measure in cyberspace.
The Defense Information Systems Agency said last week that its open source repository was upgraded with more integrated collaboration tools to enhance user experience and provide greater access.
The United Kingdom's intelligence agency, Government Communications Headquarters, launched a mass electronic eavesdropping campaign in 2009 without court order or judicial warrant that likely dwarfs the National Security Agency's surveillance operation in the United States, according to leaked documents.
While the Office of Small Business Programs within the Defense Department isn't required to educate small businesses on cybersecurity, the Government Accountability Office said officials there recognize that cybersecurity is "an important and timely issue."
President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping jointly announced today a broad agreement on cybersecurity terms between their nations, including unexpected considerations focused on protecting intellectual property.
Vendors responding to a departmental request for information had until Sept. 17 to submit responses regarding the design, development and maintenance of the portal that will be called Vets.gov.
A Washington, D.C.-based think tank said DoD's current use of IoT technologies is focused on combat applications, but such technologies are also used in noncombat settings such as the use of radio frequency identification tags to track shipments and manage inventories.