Improving Army and Navy Pilots With Computers, and More

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

  • The U.S. Army is seeking wearable computers for helicopter pilots rather than redesigning and replacing consoles for existing aircraft. More here.
  • The Office of Naval Research wants monitoring, alarm, and mitigation systems to prevent oxygen deprivation in pilots. More here.
  • President Obama signed an executive order directing the Department of Homeland Security to work with industry to create an emergency communications network that will work under any conditions. More here.
  • The National Institute of Standards and Technology is proposing implementing derived credentials on mobile devices along with traditional security cards in federal agencies. More here.
  • General Keith Alexander, head of the National Security Agency and Cyber Command, pushed for a cybersecurity law that also protects privacy. More here.
  • The U.S. army and Afghan government have built a database with the biometric records of 2.5 million people in Afghanistan which they share with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, and other allies. More here.
  • The Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense’s integrated electronic health record (iEHR) will include a clinical decision support tool. More here.

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