Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:
- The House of Representatives passed the renewed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act allowing electronic surveillance of Americans without a warrant. More here.
- Panelists at the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies testified that American civilian infrastructure is not prepared for electromagnetic pulses. More here.
- The Texas Advanced Computing Center plans to go live with the “Stampede” supercomputer, part of the National Science Foundation’s eXtreme Digital program, on January 7. More here.
- Robert Litt, general counsel for the U.S. National Intelligence Director, admitted that intelligence agencies have mistakenly monitored the phone calls and e-mails of U.S. citizens without warrants but would not go into detail. More here.
- White House Office of Public Engagement, Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Transportation will host a “Safety Datapalooza” on September 14. More here.
- A federal judge in Illinois has ruled that intercepting traffic on unencrypted WiFi networks is not wiretapping. More here.
- A Government Accountability Office report found that the State Department could better fight Visa fraud with more information technology training and advanced technologies. More here.
- Big Data analytics are being used in presidential campaigns to target untapped donor groups. More here.
- The recent hack of the Utah Health Exchange has raised concerns in other states planning their own online insurance marketplaces prompted by the Affordable Care Act. More here.
- The the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) is conducting a two-day joint exercise with the United States Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT). More here.
- The Government Printing Office is adopting a new system that will manage and publish congressional bills and other publications entirely in a machine-readable XML format. More here.
This post by AlexOlesker was first published at CTOvision.com.