DARPA’s Computer Network Operations R&D, Cellphone Location Data not Constitutionally Protected, and More

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

  • The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Information Innovation Office is requesting information on potential performers for classified Computer Network Operations Research and Development. More here.
  • The Obama administration told a federal court that the public has no “reasonable expectation of privacy” in cellphone location data, and authorities may therefore obtain such information from wireless carriers without a probable-cause warrant. More here.
  • The Department of Defense launched the Operational Tomodachi website to provide location-based radiation dose estimate reports for service members, employees, and families on or near mainland Japan. More here.
  • The Congressional Research Service warns that the U.S. network of natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines is vulnerable to cyber attacks that could disrupt service and cause spills, explosions, or fires. More here.
  • The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team warns that mission-critical routers manufactured by GarrettCom contain an undocumented account with a default password allowing unauthorized users to tamper with industrial controls. More here.
  • A report from the Department of Defense inspector general said the agency’s security policy is “fragmented, redundant and inconsistent.” More here.
  • Challenge.gov, the online listing of incentive prizes offered or supported by Federal agencies, just reached its 200th listing for its second birthday. More here.
  • The Air Force Research Laboratory awarded six firms with Agile Cyber Technologies contracts to provide cyber weapons on demand. More here.

This post by was first published at CTOvision.com.

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