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Drug Cartel Communications Systems, Big Data R&D, and More

Drug Cartel Communications Systems, Big Data R&D, and More

  • The White House announced $200 million in Big Data R&D funding by  the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and the U.S. Geological Survey. More here.
  • The NSA-Central Security Service Commercial Solutions Center program was announced as part of the White House’s Big Data initiative to expose the NSA to Big Data cryptology solutions. More here.
  • According to Customs and Border Protection Communications Coordinator, CBP’s Project 25 advanced radio system is still equal or worse than the communications capabilities of Mexican drug cartels. More here.
  • The Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange, a health “network of networks,” is leaving the Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology to become its own non-profit. More here.