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MI Engineering Firm Faces NRC Fine

After failing to secure portable gauges, Prein and Newhof is facing a fine for a violation of Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requirements associated with regulated material.

Inspecting Decommissioned Gulf Wells

An offshore decommissioning project is ongoing in the Gulf of Mexico on orphaned wells in the Matagorda Island area and federal officials surveyed the progress everyone is making.

LockBit Ransomware Keys Available from Feds

FBI wants victims of the LockBit ransomware to come forward because it picked up over 7,000 LockBit decryption keys that could allow them to recover their encrypted data for no fee.

Hearing Request for WY Nuclear Plant: NRC

There is sufficient information to formally docket an application to build a nuclear power plant in Kemmerer, Wyoming, and begin its safety and environmental reviews, but the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said the public can request a hearing.

Unannounced Safety Exercise for Offshore Facility

A Government Initiated Unannounced Exercise (GIUE) ended up conducted Thursday for an offshore renewable energy facility, federal officials said.

AI Safety Vision Launches

A strategic vision for the U.S. Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute (AISI) released, describing the department’s approach to AI safety.

Suspected Cybercrime Network Sanctioned

Three Chinese citizens and three Thailand-based companies they owned ended up sanctioned Tuesday for operating a malicious botnet tied to residential proxy service known as 911 S5, said officials at the Department of Treasury.

DHS’ Seven Year Security Plan

In an effort to provide its key investment goals over the next seven fiscal years, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the first-ever department-wide Innovation, Research and Development (IRD) Strategic Plan.

FBI Warns of North Korea Cyber Threats

Private sector and the public are facing a threat from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), said officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

NRC, Mistras Settle False Nuclear Records Case

Mistras Group agreed to a confirmatory order with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) after addressing a violation of NRC requirements at the company’s Trainer, Pennsylvania, facility.

Guidelines to Protect Sensitive Data

There is now a clearer, more straightforward guidance for protecting sensitive data contractors and organizations handle in their dealings with the federal government.

Water Sector Cyber Alert from EPA

Cyberattacks, or the potential for them, continue to rise across the water sector and the federal government through varies agencies wants to continue increasing awareness.

Feds Eye Civil Society Cyber Protections

When it comes to securing cyber operations, often times it is easy to look at industrial sectors or other critical infrastructure, but what about other areas labeled civil society?

NRC to Issue Environmental Impact for Reactor License Renewal

A final rule and corresponding update to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) uses when considering applications to renew operating reactor licenses will soon end up issued.

NRC Awards $1.78M in Grants

Five scholarship and fellowship grants, totaling $1.78 million ended up issued to four minority-serving institutions from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Minority Serving Institutions Grants Program.

Black Basta Ransomware Alert

Black Basta is a ransomware variant whose actors targeted over 500 private industry organizations and encrypted and stolen data from at least 12 out of 16 critical infrastructure sectors.

Senate Passes AI Security Bill

It is not often one body of government truly agrees on anything, but when it comes to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity, there apparently is a peaceful co-existence.

How to Choose Secure Technologies: Report

With a growing number of cyber threats endangering users’ privacy and data, organizations must ensure they are consistently choosing secure and verifiable technologies.

Operator Seeks to Renew IL Nuclear Plant for 20 More Years

Constellation Energy Generation LLC wants to go for 80 years for its two reactors at the Dresden Nuclear Power Station in Morris, Illinois, after the company applied to renew its operating license.

International Cyberspace Strategy Issued: Feds

A new strategy just launched from the federal government to guide international engagement on technology diplomacy and advance the National Security Strategy and National Cybersecurity Strategy.

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