Fed Tech Roundup September 28

The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker GAO: Small businesses working with DoD need cybersecurity guidance Technology One making inroads into Federal Govt – Delimiter ACLU Argues for Right to Sue NSA for “Upstream” Surveillance – Nextgov Can the US Trust China to Stop Stealing […]

ThreatConnect and Defense Group Inc. Uncover Extensive Chinese Cyber Espionage Campaign Targeting South China Sea Interests

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ThreatConnect Inc., creator of the most widely adopted Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP), and open source cyber intelligence company Defense Group Inc. (DGI) today unveiled a report attributing a sophisticated cyber espionage campaign, orchestrated by an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group known as “Naikon,” with interests in the South China Sea to a Chinese […]

How OPM Could Have Avoided the Data Breach

Recently, a data breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) demonstrated once again the vulnerability of data and how even when an organization has seemingly deployed the right tools, security holes can be exploited to gain access to highly sensitive information. OPM is the federal organization responsible for maintaining and protecting the federal records […]

CTOvision Interviews RADM Paul Becker, Director for Intelligence, Joint Chiefs of Staff, On The Cyber Threat

We recently had the opportunity to interview the Director for Intelligence (J2) for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, RADM Paul Becker, USN. RADM Becker has served in this position since September 2013. The Joint Staff J2 is a position requiring a constant awareness of the day-to-day threats to the nation. Becker had the perfect background […]

U.S.-Japan Rebalancing

The United States and Japan just released their Interim Report on the Revision of the Guidelines for U.S. – Japan Defense Cooperation. Anyone who works U.S.-Japan interoperability issues (from policy to technology) will be interested in the language contained in the report, which is basically an action item from the last U.S. – Japan Security […]

Context on Forced Joint Unity and DoD and Impact on Military C2 Constructs

Today we don’t fight solo – we fight as Coalitions.  Unilateral US military actions are rare, and getting rarer. As US DoD budgets continue to shrink, we encourage our coalition partners to pick up the slack. That may help but only so much. This past summer we saw an outstanding example of Maritime Partnerships. RIMPAC […]