Christopher J. Castelli

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Daily News | August 27, 2015

The Defense Department’s new cybersecurity regulations for the defense industry will greatly expand the reporting requirements for the department’s contractors and subcontractors and could influence cloud-computing approaches in other sectors, according to attorneys.

Daily News | August 26, 2015

The Defense Department has released for public comment its long-delayed regulations for requiring the defense industry to report cybersecurity incidents.

Daily News | August 18, 2015

Inside Cybersecurity -- White House officials have approved the Pentagon's long-delayed interim regulations for requiring the defense industry to report cybersecurity breaches, clearing the way for the department to release the proposed rules for public comment.

Daily News | August 11, 2015

The Obama administration has published new draft guidance aimed at improving cybersecurity for the federal acquisition process and will collect public comments on the proposal through Sept. 10.

Daily News | July 24, 2015

Inside Cybersecurity -- The U.S. military command tasked with identifying ways to deter Russia, China, Iran and North Korea in cyberspace will host a panel discussion next week on whether the United States can discourage cyber attacks against international allies.

Daily News | June 29, 2015

The White House has asked prominent security researcher Peiter Zatko, a.k.a. Mudge, to stand up a new cybersecurity entity modeled on Underwriters Laboratories, Zatko announced Monday via Twitter.

Daily News | March 20, 2015

Pentagon officials drafting interim breach-notification rules for the defense industry have been directed to make revisions and report back to Defense Acquisition Regulations Council next week, Inside Cybersecurity reports.

Daily News | December 4, 2014

House and Senate authorizers' newly agreed-upon defense policy bill includes provisions on cyber espionage, small-business cybersecurity and breach-reporting rules for contractors.

Daily News | September 29, 2014

A White House official's call for the U.S. military, agencies and industry to boost accountability for cybersecurity has after a month elicited only a terse comment from the Defense Department, but the Pentagon is taking initial steps to address the thorny problem, according to documents and a former DOD policy chief.

Daily News | August 21, 2014

The outing of Chinese cyber espionage operations last year and the media firestorm that followed led hackers in the East Asia and the Pacific region to briefly curb attempts to steal sensitive U.S. technology so they could incorporate new methods of penetrating the networks of cleared defense contractors, according to a new Pentagon study.

Daily News | July 3, 2014

The Defense Department has further delayed the development of highly anticipated regulations that would require defense companies with security clearances to rapidly report network and information system penetrations, according to Pentagon officials.

Daily News | May 29, 2014

White House officials and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff disagree about whether the United States has a coherent national strategy to address cyber threats.

Daily News | April 24, 2014

U.S. Cyber Command, which has focused on developing forces to blunt attacks against national critical infrastructure, should delegate operational control of distinct combat forces designed to support military operations, a new report urges.

Daily News | March 20, 2014

The Pentagon needs more time to develop highly anticipated draft regulations that would require defense contractors with security clearances to rapidly report penetrations of their networks and information systems.

The Insider | January 31, 2014

The White House last night announced nominees for three senior posts in the Office of the Secretary of Defense: Michael McCord, the No. 2 official in the Defense Department comptroller's shop, to be the comptroller; succeeding Robert Hale; Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans and Forces Christine Wormuth to be the department's policy chief, succeeding Jim Miller; and Brian McKeon to be the deputy head of the policy shop, succeeding Kathleen Hicks.

The Insider | January 23, 2014

President Obama's fiscal year 2015 budget will be released on March 4, Office of Management and Budget spokesman Steve Posner said in a statement.

Daily News | January 8, 2014

Building a new Internet to fundamentally improve cybersecurity could put at risk the very connectivity that is the Internet's greatest strength, says the head of the Pentagon agency that helped invent it.

The Insider | January 3, 2014

The Pentagon's inspector general is reviewing whether combatant commands such as U.S. Pacific Command receive sufficient cyber personnel and support from U.S. Cyber Command to effectively conduct cyber operations in their areas of operations, according to a recent memo that launched assessment.

Daily News | December 31, 2013

The Navy has failed to meet longstanding safety requirements for fighter jets, rotorcraft, cargo planes and other aircraft, potentially contributing to mishaps that killed warfighters and destroyed platforms worth nearly $300 million, a previously undisclosed internal review found.

Daily News | December 31, 2013

As the White House mulled attacking Syria this year, the press and the Navy hyped the prospect of Tomahawk cruise missiles circling Syrian skies to hunt fleeting quarry, but the weapon’s loitering capability has major limits and has never been used in battle, has learned.

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