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DoD wants DIB to divulge breaches

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.

'Credible threats' the best form of defense in cyberspace, expert tells Congress

"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.

Army allows commercial cloud providers to operate on base

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.

Intelligence, Defense officials skeptical of US-China cyber agreement

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.

DISA says enhancements will power greater use of open-source platform

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.

UK's 'Karma Police' bulk surveillance operation likely dwarfs NSA's, says report

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.

GAO: Small businesses working with DoD need cybersecurity guidance

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."

US, China reach cybersecurity agreement, commit to regular dialogue

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.

VA to launch new one-stop portal on Veterans Day, seeks vendor info to run, maintain it

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

More military investment in Internet of Things can help warfighter, save on costs, report finds

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.