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The Pentagon’s Cloud Strategy, Office of Naval Research Innovation, and More

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July 12, 2012
Cyber Security
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Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General reported that some Customs and Border Protection critical information technology systems are prone to periodic outages. More here.
  • The Department of Defense released a four step cloud strategy that appoints the Defense Information Systems Agencyto oversee all cloud purchases. More here.
  • Researchers deployed a new Office of Naval Research sponsored sensor and software suite in a recent African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership operation where it tracked over 600 suspect vessels every day. More here.
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations busted a  $2.7 million online loan-fraud scheme. More here.
  • Plans from government agencies sent to the Office of Management and Budget don’t have any provisions for shutting off legacy systems when they implement cloud services. More here.
  • The White House approach to privacy, helping industry sectors develop codes of conduct in lieu of legislation, will be implemented for the first time today when the Departmental of Commerce convenes a meeting among the mobile apps sector. More here.
  • The Office of Naval Research developed a Universal Gateway which collapses the 30 connections between a ship’s combat systems and command and control networks into a single portal. More here.
  • Researchers analyzing the Dark Comet remote access tool (RAT) found that it was specially designed to attack governments. More here.
  • The Department of Labor is  tightening physical and computer security around sensitive economic data after the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned that it might be leaked. More here.

This post by was first published at CTOvision.com.

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