Air Force Wants Machine Learning for Targeting, DoD Wants to Let Defenders Operate of Non-Military Networks, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • The Air Force seeks software that uses machine learning to detect threats and targets from sensor data. More here.
  • The Department of Defense has proposed that military cyber-specialists be allowed to take actions outside of U.S. military networks to defend critical U.S. computer systems. More here.
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a warning about Reveton ransomware, which extorts money from targets and has been overwhelming the Internet Crime Complaint Center with complaints. More here.
  • NASA made extensive use of Amazon’s distributed cloud computing to handle the challenges of communicating with the Curiosity rover on Mars and distributing footage. More here.

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