Drug Aircraft Sensors, Department of Defense Android Security Auditing, and More

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

  • The State Department has cancelled its contract to distribute up to 35,000 Kindle Touches at embassies worldwide for educational materials on America, choosing to do more market research beforehand. More here.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection has awarded a $100 million contract for a new sensor to detect ultralight aircraft smuggling drugs. More here.
  • The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking commercial vulnerability analysis and security scanning for Department of Defense Android software to audit intelligence and imagery applications usedon tablets and handheld devices in Iraq and Afghanistan. More here.
  • NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory updated the Curiosity Rover’s software to go from landing to driving from 160 million miles away. More here.
  • The Office of Management and Budget guidance for information technology budget preparation requires agencies to prepare a plan to cut or reinvest up to 10% of their budget. More here.
  • Industry experts believe that almost every government agency conducts some form of sophisticated electronic monitoring on employees. More here.

This post by was first published at CTOvision.com.

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