A Third of DHS IT Projects Over Schedule or Budget, NASA Uses iPads for Deep Space Training, and More

September 27, 2012
Cyber Security
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Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • The Government Accountability Office has found that roughly one third of major information technology projects at the Department of Homeland Security are more than 10% over budget or schedule. More here.
  • In a speech for the United Nations General Assembly, Julian Assange  called on the U.S. to stop “persecuting” WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning. More here.
  • National Security Agency Deputy Director Chris Inglis said that to protect America from threats in cyberspace the public and private sector will have to be more accountable for contributing to cybersecurity. More here.
  • NASA used iPads in training for deep space missions  to simulate time-delayed radio communication, organize mission plans, and deliver training. More here.
  • Michael Daniel, special assistant to the president and cybersecurity coordinator at the National Security Council, described government progress in short, medium, and long term cybersecurity projects. More here.
  • Human resources, not the information technology team, will determine who pays for the data plans for the Veteran’s Affairs Department’s coming Bring Your Own Device initiative. More here.
  • Planning documents released on the raid on file sharing kingpin Kim Dotcom show that U.S. and New Zealand law enforcement planned the operation a year in advance, among other revelations. More here.
  • Holly Ridgeway, the deputy chief information security at the Department of Justice, has left the government for a position in the private sector. More here.
  • A Government Accountability Office report found that lack of funding threatens Department of Homeland Security information sharing. More here.

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