Shared Values With Hackers, NGA Geo-Location Tool for Video and Imagine, and More

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

  • General Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency and Commander of US Cyber Command, will talk about “Shared Values, Shared Responsibilities” between the Intelligence Community and hackers at DEFCON 20. More here.
  • The Army is looking for a a realistic Threat Computer Network Operations Team to evaluate its network security. More here.
  • Satisfaction with government websites reached an all-time high though remains slightly below private sector websites. More here.
  • Scientists at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran report that a computer virus is making their computers play AC/DC at high volume. More here.
  • The Department of Defense has launched online training for smartphones and tablets. More here.
  • The Department of Homeland Security is using a Big Data pattern matching tool to identify schools trafficking in fake student visas. More here.
  • The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is seeking analyst tools for geo-location of videos and images. More here.
  • The top two satellite imagery providers for the Pentagon and Intelligence Community have merged to corner the market. More here.
  • The Federal Protective Service wasted $57 million on the failed Risk Assessment and Management Program contract and oversight management software. More here.
  • The Food and Drug Administration is seeking a data mining tool to gather information on adverse reactions to vaccines and drugs. More here.
  • A Government Accountability Office report found that the Office of Management and Budget is not holding agencies accountable for meeting data center consolidation requirements. More here.

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