Cybersecurity

Wisdom of the Clouds at DHS Open Cybersecurity Summit Oct 18 in DC

In 2009 I received a phone call from the Policy Office at the Department of Homeland Security. At the time, I personally did not know a soul at DHS and have never envisioned I would be called upon to share best practices for government open source software projects with the federal government. But there itRead… Read more »

Domestic Drone Concerns, DISA Tasked with Preventing Next WikiLeaks, and More

By AlexOlesker Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Government Accountability Office warns congress that domestic drones raise privacy, security, and GPS jamming and spoofing issues. More here. In response to WikiLeaks, the Defense Information Systems Agency has been tasked with improving network security for all branches of the federal government exceptRead… Read more »

Air Force Continues “Google Earth on Steroids” in Afghanistan, Undercover Police Use Smartphones as Wires, Earpieces, and Cameras, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Department of Defense announced its a DoD Safe Helpline Mobile Application to combat anxiety, depression, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress. More here. The Air Force has awarded contracts to continue operating its advanced aerial Angel Fire sensors jointly developed by the Air Force Research LaboratoryRead… Read more »

Cyber Offense, Defense, and Economics

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)–known for its assessments of the precision-strike revolution and work on Air Sea Battle–is tackling the intellectual challenge of cyber strategy. Its new report, Cyber Warfare: A ‘Nuclear’ Option? has not gotten much play in the blogosphere but has a number of interesting ideas. CSBA challenges dogmas onRead… Read more »

Holograms for the Intelligence Community, White House Mandates Digitization, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Air Force issued a broad agency announcement for concept papers to develop its Cyberspace Warfare Operations focusing on offensive capabilities. More here. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is looking to develop holographic imagery and data displays. More here. The Federal CIO Council released recommendationsRead… Read more »

Feds May Get Paid for BYOD, DARPA Presents Inexpensive, Squishy, Camouflaging Robots, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: U.S. Cyber Command recently conducted a tactical-level exercise called Cyber Guard where it collaborated with subject matter experts from the National Security Agency, the National Guard, the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. More here. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency demonstratedRead… Read more »