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    Report: Pentagon Approval for Android, Apple In the Works

    The Defense Information Systems Agency expects to issue security guidelines in August covering both Google‘s Android operating system and Apple‘s iOS, a lead DISA official told NextGov. Mark Orndorff, DISA’s program executive officer for mission assurance network operations, said the guidelines will address security concerns that currently bar the use of commercial devices on the Pentagon’s […] More

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    Learn to Hack on the Government's Dime

    Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 4061, the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, which is the first major cybersecurity legislation to pass the House within the past year. The bill provides increased guidance for the role of NIST and NSF, looks to promote education and awareness efforts, coordinate R&D in the cyber realm and seeks […] More

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    Interview with Mark Orndorff of DISA, Part II

    In part I (available here) of our interview with Mark Orndorff, head of Information Assurance at DISA, we learned about some of the key areas DISA is focusing on along with how he seeks to balance the need for warfighters to have access to information while ensuring the security of data. In part II of […] More

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    Interview with Mark Orndorff of DISA, Part I

    The Defense Information Systems Agency serves as the Combat Support Agency for the Department of Defense. DISA develops and delivers enterprise infrastructure and C & C capabilities to support the modern warfighter and leaders. Central to that effort is the work of the information assurance division, headed by Mark Orndorff. The New New Internet had […] More

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