Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Plan X is reaching out to the private sector and universities to develop an operating system capable of launching cyber attacks and surviving counterattacks. More here.
U.S. Special Operations Command is looking for new encryption techniques for mobile devices to process and protect data with minimal computing capacity in rapid time. More here.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has launched a $100,000 Ocular Imaging Challenge to better integrate eye exam images and data with electronic health records. More here.
Technology companies warn congress in a hearing against giving the United Nations greater control of the Internet. More here.
Cybersecurity experts fear that the attacks on the Thrift Savings Plan may be part of a broader campaign against federal employees. More here.
The Defense Department plans to at least partially launch it’s enterprise mobile network supporting classified and unclassified communications by the end of 2012. More here.
The backdoor discovered in military chips is most likely not malicious. More here.
Microsoft introduced Office 365 for Government which is aimed at meeting federal cloud security requirement. More here.