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Federal Cybersecurity and IT News Roundup

Updated NIST Computer Security Guidance, NASA Cybersecurity, and More

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’s 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.
  • This post by was first published at CTOvision.com.

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Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder and partner at Cognitio Corp and publsher of CTOvision.com

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