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Navy Moving forward with CANES, US Military increases security in supply chain and more


DoDHere are the top cyber news and stories of the day.

  • Navy gears up for CANES deployment - CANES is the set of technology that will provide Navy ships with the services they need to be a part of networks. The minimum number of ships the CANES program will reach is 192 over 5 years. They will also include maritime operations centers. The first installation has already started, and the process takes around 18 weeks. Via FierceGovernmentIT, more here.
  • Cybersecurity Provisions Enacted under 2013 National Defense Authorization Act – On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for 2013 (NDAA) into law. Each year Congress passes the NDAA to authorize funding levels for Department of Defense (DoD) programs and operations and for national security programs in the Department of Energy. In the wake of the failure to enact comprehensive cybersecurity legislation, Congress included several targeted statutory provisions setting federal defense policy on a range of cybersecurity issues. Via JD Supra Law News, more here.
  • GSA agrees to federal-friendly terms with Pinterest - The GSA has agreed with Pinterest to allow federal agencies to engage with the public via social media. There are federal-compatible clauses which were added to eliminate some problems. Via FedScoop, more here.
  • US military increases security in cyber supply chain - securing the cyber supply chain has long been a concern of many cyber security researchers. Now, software used by contractors will be subject to more stringent requirements. Via The Strategic Sourceror, more here.
  • Adobe Patches Acrobat, Reader and Flash Flaws - As Adobe has joined Microsoft on Patch Tuesday, they are rolling out some critical patches to users. Via ThreatPost, more here.
  • Commerce’s CFO, CIO collaboration paying off across the board - The DoC has saved more than $200M in admin costs over the past two years due to how the CFO and CIO are collaborating. Szykman feels that much of the success of the CIOs office was supported by the strong efforts of the CFO and his office. Via FederalNewsRadio, more here.
  • 12 must-watch security startups for 2013 - Network World has a great list of security startups to consider in the new year. Via Network World, more here.

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Bob Gourley, former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), is Founder and CTO of Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm providing fact based technology reviews in support of venture capital, private equity and emerging technology firms. He has extensive industry experience in intelligence and security and was awarded an intelligence community meritorious achievement award by AFCEA in 2008, and has also been recognized as an Infoworld Top 25 CTO and as one of the most fascinating communicators in Government IT by GovFresh.

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