Internet Freedom Legislation, Big Data Solutions for the Intelligence Community, and More

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

  • The White House is working with the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and others to draft their cybersecurity executive order. More here.
  • The Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved a non-binding resolution calling on the United States to prevent the United Nations from having a greater role in governing the Internet. More here.
  • The Library of Congress unveiled a beta version of that will eventually replace the THOMAS legislative database. More here.
  • The Internet Association, backed by Amazon, Google, Facebook and others technology giants, had been formed to lobby on internet freedom. More here.
  • In-Q-Tel, the venture investment firm for U.S. intelligence agencies, is investing in the MongoDB open source database leveraging Hadoop and Big Data. More here.
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that the Department of Defense is moving “way too slowly” to protect the U.S. from cyber attacks. More here.
  • The General Services Administration plans to integrate its program management with Google Apps. More here.
  • Retired Air Force General and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency Michael Hayden said that the Intelligence Community needs better technology to handle Big Data. More here.
  • The Department of the Navy has revised its acquisition approach for the Next Generation Enterprise Network to be more cost effective. More here.
  • A survey of federal workers found that they don’t believe cybersecurity legislation will be effective and don’t want the Department of Homeland Security to regulate information security. More here.
  • Despite numerous problems, the Joint Tactical Radio System Handheld, Manpack & Small Form-Fit (JTRS HMS), a software -define radio system that would allow new frequencies and modes to be added via upload, is going into production. More here.

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