Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:
Bruce Bennett, program executive officer of communications systems within the Defense Information Systems Agency, predicted that Department of Defense personnel may be able to use personal mobile device for unclassified data in late 2013 or early 2014. More here.
A White House science advisory panel has recommended federal and commercial users share radio frequencies rather than auction them off to carriers and agencies. More here.
The Department of Defense will now monitor the news media for national security leaks. More here.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded a contract to build computer systems that detect intruders by picking out abnormal behavior. More here.
General Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and head of Cyber Command, will speak at the Defcon conference. More here.
Debora Plunkett, director of National Security Agency’s Information Assurance Directorate, said that the NSA will work with industry to secure mobile devices. More here.
Plunket said that Bring Your Own Device, however, will remain off limits. More here.
The Census Bureau released a request for information on how to retrofit its old personal computers to access its cloud network as thin clients. More here.
Four of five law enforcement agencies now use social media platforms to assist in investigations. More here.
The Office of Naval Research has established a $50 million Rapid Innovation Fund to help small companies speed up research and development for technology such as microelectronics and network security in degraded environments. More here.