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NGEN Cost Estimates Halved, Alleged Iranian NASA Hack, and More

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May 21, 2012
Cyber Security
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Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • The Navy has reduced it’s estimated cost for the Next-Generation Enterprise Network in roughly half to between $4.5 and $5.398 billion over five years. More here.
  • NASA is investigating allegations that a team of Iranian hackers compromised its Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate. More here.
  • The  Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is funding research into cost-effective 3D printing of molds for  precision parts and aerospace components. More here.
  • The Navy will launch a Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet on May 22 where players can suggest ways to improve energy use. More here.
  • The Central Intelligence Agency has released a report detailing how mobile phone usage outpaces internet use worldwide. More here.
  • The General Services Administration moved USASpending.gov, which tracks and analyzes federal expenditures, to a privately owned Big Data cloud. More here.
  • The U.S. Army has issued a request for information for an “advanced tracking and recovery system” to help find equipment parachuted to the ground for offensive mission. More here.

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