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EPA Breach Compromises Almost 8,000, DARPA Seeks Smart Sniper Scopes, and More

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August 6, 2012
Cyber Security
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Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • A breach of the  U.S. y has compromised the personal and banking data of 5,100 current employees and 2,700 “other individuals.” More here.
  • The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency awarded a contract for a “compact observation, measurement, and ballistic calculation system” for snipers. More here.
  • The U.S. Census Bureau has created an API allowing developers to incorporate census data in Web and mobile applications. More here.
  • The Air Force is looking for proposals to “develop an advanced imaging sensor concept that samples all of the information in the radiation field, taking inspiration from biological systems” such as bugs and crustaceans. More here.
  • The Senate Appropriations Committee wants to cut funding for the Warfighter Integration Network-Tactical months before the 16 year project is set to launch. More here.
  • Mary Ellen Callahan, the Department of Homeland Security’s chief privacy officer and chief Freedom of Information Act Officer, is stepping down next week to return to the private sector. More here.
  • The Central Intelligence Agency has released a mobile version of CIA.gov. More here.

This post by was first published at CTOvision.com.

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