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Defense Daily, Wednesday, October 31, 2018, Vol. 280, Issue 23

DoD, DHS In New Partnership To Strengthen Information Sharing, Roles For Cyber Security

In an effort to bring more robust awareness and capabilities to share in the cyber security domain, the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security earlier this month entered into an agreement that calls for more focused information sharing on cyber threats as well as better complementing each other in terms of roles and responsibilities when…

Private Sector Beginning To Protect Their Supply Chains, Evanina Says

Nation state actors are increasingly targeting cyber vulnerabilities of supply chains but the private sector is also waking up to the threat and taking steps to protect their supply chains, a senior intelligence official said on Tuesday.Foreign countries are “being less inhibited and being more aggressive to attacking our supply chain,” William “Bill” Evanina, director…

Warner Optimistic Security Clearance Reform Will Pass Senate

The vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday said he thinks the chamber will pass legislation reforming the federal security clearance process.Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said at an Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) event that there is no controversy about a reform package he has advocated, noting it is bipartisan and was…

Bell Seeks FAA IFR Certification of 407 GXi, As Required by Navy in Trainer Competition

While the FAA has validated the design of the Bell 407 GXi, Bell [TXT] continues to seek IFR certification of the rotorcraft in advance of the U.S. Navy competition to replace its fleet of TH-57 Sea Ranger training helicopters."Validation of an aircraft design is unrelated to IFR regulations," the FAA told sister publication R&WI. "The…