Updated NIST Computer Security Guidance, NASA Cybersecurity, and More

August 9, 2012
Cyber Security
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Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • Customs and Border Protection plans to purchase an outside computer program to track aircraft inventories despite¬†Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano‚Äôs call to use existing capabilities. More here.
  • The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published its updated guide to handling computer security incidents. More here.
  • The Department of Homeland Security suggests a subscription model to reduce the network ownership and operating costs¬†for its¬†Next Generation Tactical Wireless Broadband. More here.
  • The¬†Census Bureau launched an economic indicator mobile app with graphs and data. More here.
  • The NASA Office of Inspector General ¬†found that the¬†Security Operations Center has improved cybersecurity but¬†does not currently monitor all of NASA’s computer networks. More here.
  • Both NASA and the¬†Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are exploring different strategies for Mobile Device Management. More here.
  • A new¬†open data portal¬†on data.gov creates a unified stream for data from American cities including¬†New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle. More here.
  • The¬†General Services Administration will issue¬†application programming interface guidance. More here.
  • The¬†¬†Defense Information Systems Agency intends to speed up the process by which the Department of Defense¬†approves smartphones and tablet computers for use on its network. More here.
  • Google has agreed to pay a¬†$22.5 million settlement under allegations that violated¬†Federal Trade Commission privacy orders. More here.
  • Software delays have led the Federal Aviation Administration to push back rollout of DataComm, a modernization effort that seeks to replace voice communications between pilot and air traffic controller with text messages. More here.

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