Mobile App to Fight Pirates and Arms Traffickers, Federal Hesitation over Cloud Computing, and More

Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • The U.S. Office of Naval Research is partnering with Chilean scientists to develop a mobile application to provide information helpful in countering pirates, arms traffickers, and illegal fishermen. More here.
  • The Army’s 780th Military Intelligence Brigade. which handles cyber systems security and intelligence, is looking to hire 400 civilian employees. More here.
  • In a recent survey of federal IT professionals, 85% said that security was an impediment to implementing cloud computing. More here.
  • Retired Gen. James E. Cartwright, who wrote the current Department of Defense cyber policy, said that the U.S. needs a show of force in cyberspace to stop attacks. More here.
  • The Department of Defense deputy chief information officer Richard Hale estimates that 8,000 defense contractors are eligible for the cybersecurity sharing initiative but would most likely launch the expanded program with about 1000. More here.
  • The Military Health System’s enterprise architecture will be the foundation for the Department of Defense’s and Veteran’s Affairs’ integrated electronic health record (iEHR). More here.

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