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October 03, 2017 | Comments
Shifting business models, emerging technologies that redefine IT and the drive to implement digital government lead a long list of challenges facing state CIOs, according to new research released at the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) annual conference.

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September 22, 2017 | Comments
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a report summarizing the themes found in the responses to its “Request for Comments on Promoting Stakeholder Action Against Botnets and Other Automated Threats.”

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September 14, 2017 | Comments
The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) announced a cybersecurity specialism for information, communications and technology (ICT) professionals working in this discipline.

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September 07, 2017 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded funding to five research and development (R&D) projects that will enhance the secure use of mobile applications for the federal government.

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September 01, 2017 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced final allocations of $288 million for six fiscal year (FY) 2017 DHS competitive preparedness grant programs. These allocations, in addition to the more than $1.3 billion in non-competitive grant funding announced by DHS in June, total more than $1.6 billion in FY 2017 to assist states, urban areas, tribal and territorial governments, nonprofit agencies, and the private sector with preparedness efforts.

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August 25, 2017 | Comments
The FCC encouraged communications service providers to implement the security countermeasures recommended by the Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), a federal advisory committee to the FCC, to prevent exploitation of carrier Signaling System 7 (SS7) network infrastructure.

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August 21, 2017 | Comments
Working in partnership with UNICEF, Australia’s University of Adelaide researchers created a best-practice toolkit to help developing countries rapidly generate and implement life-saving communications plans in the event of local emergencies.

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July 26, 2017 | Comments
Nearly 100 federal, state and local public-safety and private organizations gathered last week to test tactics and technologies to identify, locate and mitigate illegal jamming of communications systems, such as GPS, radio and wireless systems.

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July 19, 2017 | Comments
The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) published two resources on securing critical network infrastructure against growing and evolving cyber threats.

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July 13, 2017 | Comments
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking information on the scope and sufficiency of efforts to educate and train the nation’s cybersecurity workforce and recommendations for ways to support and improve that workforce in both the public and private sectors. Responses to a request for information (RFI) are due Aug. 2.

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