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The Digital Government Strategy, No BYOD In Army Tactical Environments, and More

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May 25, 2012
Cyber Security
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Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • The digital government strategy, with quarterly deadlines over the next 12 month, aims to give citizens access to government data across devices, improve procurement for mobile, apps, and data, and encourage innovation by making government data open and machine-readable. More here.
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigations has created the Domestic Communications Assistance Center to develop Internet and wireless communications surveillance technology. More here.
  • The White House is seeking 20 innovative Web and mobile developers for short-term assignments on “game-changing projects.” More here.
  • The 1.7 gigabytes of Department of Justice data allegedly stolen by Anonymous failed to fully download from BitTorrent servers, thereby preventing leaks. More here.
  • The Transportation Security Administration is buying 1000 Apple mobile devices including iPhones and iPads. More here.
  • Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said that the new White House Digital Strategy will reduce the number of federal websites by putting a freeze on new .gov domains and consolidating sites. More here.
  • The General Services Administration has stated that cloud services will not need real-time monitoring to be approved by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. More here.
  • The Army will not consider implementing a Bring Your Own Device mobile policy in tactical environments. More here.
  • The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has issued a request for proposals for software that can analyze text for nuance and hidden meaning. More here.
  • The Government Accountability Office has found that the Office of Management and Budget has exagerated progress on its 25-Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal IT Management. More here.

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