The State of National Network Defense, Navigation Without GPS, and More

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

  • The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working on an All Source Positioning and Navigation (ASPN) project to provide robust, seamless, low cost navigation with or without GPS. More here.
  • Debora Plunkett, director of the National Security Agency’s Information Assurance Directorate, said that while our understanding of cybersecurity threats has improved, the nation’s network defenses cannot yet properly defend against them. More here.
  • The Department of Justice is investigating whether cable companies unfairly limit downloads to prevent customers from switching from cable to online videos. More here.
  • The Army is working on wireless chargers for mobile devices that could work from 50 feet away. More here.
  • The National Telecommunications and Information Administration says that local first responders should have a single, nationwide network rather than a patchwork of systems. More here.
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid vows that the Senate would consider a cybersecurity bill “at the earliest possible date.” More here.
  • At the Reuters Media and Technology Summit, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council member and Blackhat and DEF CON founder Jeff Moss said he sees no end to the IT labor shortage in national security. More here.
  • NASA saves roughly a million dollars a year by moving part of its infrastructure to Amazon’s cloud. More here.
  • Increased encryption while browsing the Internet may force law enforcement to focus more on data stored in the cloud during investigations. More here.

This post by was first published at CTOvision.com.

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