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More effort from federal government needed to raise awareness of hate incidents, says homeland security expert

The Justice Department would review hate crimes against Asians and Pacific Islanders if the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act both chambers of Congress will consider becomes law. The group Stop AAPI Hate found nearly 3,800 instances of hate incidents in the last year. Erroll Southers, Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies at USC, said the Justice […]

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Transferring resources from DoD to State Department would improve security assistance policymaking, says policy analyst

The State Department will keep its hold in place on security assistance money for Ethiopia because of what it calls ethnic cleansing by the Ethiopian government. The Defense Department will send $125 million to Ukraine for security assistance with the possibility of sending $150 million more. Having both agencies doing similar jobs is one reason […]

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Biden administration prioritizes return for middle class in national security approach

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan says the new stimulus bill is the cornerstone for the administration’s National Security Strategy. That strategy is starting to take shape already with the release of the administration’s National Security Strategic Guidance recently. Sharon Burke, Senior Advisor at New America, said what’s new about this administration’s strategy is that they […]

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Former CIA official argues against splitting up NSA and Cyber Command

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff urges caution on a plan to split up the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command. Defense One reports Gen. Mark Milley says the signals intelligence from the NSA is among the most valuable pieces of intelligence the military gets every day. Milley says splitting the two […]

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The VA plans to migrate about 350 applications to the cloud by 2024

The Department of Veterans Affairs has scaled its telehealth visits by a factor of 10 since the beginning of the pandemic. Telehealth is only one application of more than 100 that live in the cloud for the agency. David Catanoso, Director of the Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office at the VA, said the VA’s enterprise cloud […]

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Coordinating cybersecurity efforts across government

Suzanne Spaulding, Senior Adviser of Homeland Security in the International Security Program at CSIS, discusses the importance of the national cyber director and the coordination of this role with others in the government

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Updates on Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

Karlton Johnson, Chairman of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body, discusses how the CMMC board is listening to the Defense Industrial Base to improve the program for them and the Defense Department

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