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DHS Demos Integrated First Responder Safety Tech; John Merrill Comments

The Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate has demonstrated methods to integrate technologies as part of a program that aims to help protect first responders as they perform their duties. DHS said Tuesday it combined physiological and environmental sensors, video stream from body-attached cameras and unmanned aerial systems and hybrid …

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NTIA Urges Policymakers to Bolster Privacy, Security Strategies for Online Services

A study by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration shows that Americans have begun limiting online activity due to concerns over the privacy and security of online services. The U.S. Census Bureau surveyed over 41,000 households in support of NTIA’s push to acknowledge reported data breaches, cybersecurity and other incidents, NTIA policy analyst …

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Nextgov: DARPA Program Aims to Characterize Cyber Criminals, Forecast Attacks

A Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program aims to characterize cyber criminals and their strategies and forecast where future attacks could take place, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Aliya Sternstein writes that the Enhanced Attribution Program looks to provide visibility into all aspects of a cyber operator’s activities using “vantage points” such as laptops, smartphones …

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House Subcommittee Proposal Seeks to Protect DoD Joint Information Environment from Insider Threats

A House subcommittee has introduced a proposal that would require the Defense Department to implement measures designed to protect the Joint Information Environment from insider threats, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Billy Mitchell writes the House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capabilities subpanel will incorporate the proposal into the 2017 National Defense Authorization …

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NTIA Seeks Public Input on Advantages, Challenges of ‘Internet of Things’ Adoption

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has issued a request for comments to identify the potential advantages and challenges of implementing Internet-connected devices. NTIA said Tuesday the Commerce Department will use gathered input to create a green paper about Internet of Things as part of DOC’s Digital Economy Agenda as well as explore strategies on how agencies and companies can …

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