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DARPA Seeking Suicide Predicting Algorithms, NASA to Upgrade Rover Software, and More

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September 24, 2012
Cyber Security
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Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking “mathematical and computational models that predict whether a person is likely to commit suicide” and to detect homicidal intent. More here.
  • The National Institute of Standards and Technology will award $9 million to five pilot programs as part of its National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace to create a secure identity ecosystem for online transactions. More here.
  • The Department of Defense has issued instructions on “establishing, operating, and maintaining DoD Internet services on unclassified networks to collect, disseminate, store, and otherwise process unclassified DoD information.” More here.
  • Iran denies hacking of websites and corporate networks at Bank of America Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and Citigroup Inc. over the last year. More here.
  • The Office of Personnel Management plans to  to digitize personnel records and automate pension calculations. More here.
  • NASA is giving its Curiosity Mars rover Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science software to identify and take pictures of rocks while moving. More here,
  • Lanny Breuer, assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice criminal division, called financial cyber crime one of the most serious national security threats. More here.
  • With only a week left to meet the Office of Management and Budget’s deadline to upgrade public facing external servers to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), most federal agencies will likely be late. More here.
  •  Dan Lungren, chairman of theHouse Homeland cybersecurity subcommittee, supports a cybersecurity executive order. More here.

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