NASA’s Android-Powered Satellite, Navy Cybersecurity Scholarships, and More

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

  • NASA’s PhoneSat, a 2 poind 10 ounce nanosatelite to be launched in October. will be powered by an HTC Nexus One and Samsung Nexus S Android phones. More here.
  • The Federal Aviation Administration launched a government-industry working group to determine whether more electronic devices can be safely used on aircraft during flight. More here.
  • The Navy is offering cybersecurity college and graduate scholarships to civilian and military personnel through the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program. More here.
  • The Interior Department has issued a request for information on mobile device management products that would allow it to remotely update, manage, monitor, and shut down or wipe employees’ smartphones and tablets even from overseas. More here.

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