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NASA to Integrate 23 Cameras Into Mars 2020 Rover

NASA plans to incorporate a total of 23 cameras into the Mars 2020 Rover system designed to investigate the red planet’s atmosphere and support science instruments as part of the exploration mission. The space agency said Wednesday the Mars 2020 Rover being built at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California will feature nine …

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Report: DOJ Links Russian Officials to DNC Breach Incident

The Justice Department has identified and associated at least six Russian government officials with the breach of the Democratic National Committee’s computers during the U.S. presidential election in 2016, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Sources told the publication U.S. prosecutors and federal agents have amassed evidence that could be …

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Lawmakers Modify NIST’s Cyber Auditing Authority Under Proposed Bill

House lawmakers have updated a proposed bill that originally aimed to make the National Institute of Standards and Technology responsible for auditing federal agencies’ cybersecurity, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The updated legislation would require NIST to support the security audits of agency inspectors general instead of running such audits themselves, the report said. …

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Jeanette Manfra: DHS Shares Info on Wireless Network Vulnerability

The Department of Homeland Security has publicly shared information about a newly-discovered vulnerability in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II protocol that works to help protect almost all wireless network traffic, DHS’ Jeanette Manfra wrote in an article published Tuesday. Manfra, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, said that the Software Engineering Institute’s …

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