Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Short Takes – 12-13-22

AHA responds to Senator Warner on cybersecurity policy options in healthcare sector. IndustrialCyber.co article. Pull quote: “Hughes added that the AHA also supports the development of coordinated national defensive measures, an expansion of the cybersecurity workforce, disruption of bad actors that target U.S. critical infrastructure, and the utilization of a ‘whole of government’ approach to increasing risk and consequences for those who commit attacks.”

Congress Prepares One-Week CR as Lawmakers Announce Progress Toward Full-Year Funding Deal. GovExec.com article. Pull quote: “"Appropriators on both sides of the aisle understand the damage that a continuing resolution would do," Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, who sits on the Appropriations Committee said. "We've come this far, we're not actually far apart in terms of dollar amount. And so I think we can we can land this airplane."”

Army strong: Research teams join forces to invent weld wire for tank, infrastructure repair. NewsWire.org article. Basic, but complex, industrial research. Pull quote: “The inventors used this process to arrive at a filler that works with structural steels of varying strengths and alloy compositions. Characterization of welded materials with neutron diffraction at the High Flux Isotope Reactor and the Spallation Neutron Source, DOE Office of Science user facilities at ORNL, showed remarkable reductions in residual stresses.”

For Congress to confront cybersecurity, reps push to ramp up cyber literacy. TheHill.com article. More cybersecurity hearings in 118th, will it help. Pull quote: “Himes said he believes it will take another ransomware attack such as the one that hit the largest fuel pipeline in the country, Colonial Pipelines last summer, to cement the need for increased understanding on this issue in Congress.”

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