& Information Systems Digest

7 JUNE 2022

CSIAC collects and publishes articles related to our technical focus areas on the web to share with the DoD community.


CISA Issues Emergency Directive Requiring Federal Agencies Mitigate Vulnerabilities in VMware Products

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued Emergency Directive (ED) 22-03 today requiring federal civilian executive branch agencies running specific VMware products to apply VMware updates or remove the products from agency networks until the update can be applied. For all affected VMware products identified as being accessible from the internet, agencies are directed to…


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Commercially Available Vulnerability Assessment Tools

This report provides an index of automated vulnerability assessment tools as of May 2, 2011. It summarizes pertinent information, providing users a brief description of available automated vulnerability assessment tools and contact information for each. CSIAC does not endorse, recommend, or evaluate the effectiveness of any specific tool. The written descriptions are based solely on vendors’ claims and Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Product Validation…

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Leveraging Blockchain Technologies to Secure Document Dissemination in the Defense RDT&E Community

Leveraging the HyperLedger blockchain platform and drawing upon lessons learned from digital rights management (DRM) initiatives, NIRA is working with the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) to develop a solution that promotes effective document and data publication and sharing within the defense research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) community. In addition to high availability and…



Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium (RMCS24)

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of AFCEA hosts an annual forum for industry, academia, and government to discuss and propose solutions to the challenges of cybersecurity, community cyber readiness, and homeland defense facing our nation. The…

Fifth Post Quantum Cryptography (PQC) Standardization Conference

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plans to hold the 5th NIST PQC Standardization Conference from April 10-12, 2024, in Rockville, Maryland. The purpose of the conference is to discuss various aspects of…

Advantage DoD 2024: Defense Data & AI Symposium

Advantage DoD 2024:  Defense Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Symposium is a three-day cyber and modeling-focused symposium. Key topics include generative AI, large language models, data and analytics, enablers (such as tools for small businesses,…

Voice From the Community

Col. Anthony J. Franks

U.S Air Force

Col. Franks is the Vice Commander of the 94th Airlift Wing, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, GA. Comprised of over 2,500 personnel with a headquarters, three groups, and 13 squadrons, his Wing supports Joint Service and multinational airlift missions in the United States and abroad. As a former Air Force Reserve command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours, Col. Franks has flown combat missions in nearly every major worldwide contingency. He worked in several commands and was deployed numerous times throughout his military career. He is also a United Airlines First Officer rated in the Boeing 757 and 767

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