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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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NIST Roadmap Seeks to Help Commerce Department Leverage Analytics for Public Safety Efforts

The National Institutes of Standards and Technology has published a report that seeks to help the Commerce Department identify research-and-development opportunities to leverage data analytics for use in public safety communications and response efforts in the next two decades. The Public Safety Analytics R&D Roadmap aims to guide the department …

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Former State Dept Official Alec Ross Calls for Global Treaty on Cyberwarfare

Alec Ross, a former senior adviser for innovation at the State Department, has said the U.S.  should consider working with other countries to establish a treaty that will govern cyberwarfare, FedTech reported Wednesday. Phil Goldstein writes that Ross told audience at an Italian Embassy forum in Washington Tuesday he forecasts the emergence of Internet …

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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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Vormetric Study: Agencies Lack Talent, Budget to Strengthen Data Security

Forty-four percent of federal information technology leaders surveyed by Vormetric said talent shortage prevents their agencies from adopting modern data protection tools and 43 percent cited budgetary issues as a data security barrier. Vormetric said Thursday it collaborated with 451 Research to poll more than 100 senior security executives in the federal government …

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Deltek’s Alex Rossino: DOT Includes ‘Smart’ Tech Program Funds in 2017 Budget Request

The Transportation Department‘s fiscal 2017 budget proposal includes about $10 billion for programs that seek to help state and local governments adopt smart transportation systems, according to Deltek research analyst Alex Rossino. He wrote in a blog entry posted Tuesday the majority of that money would go to large-scale  innovation grant programs under DOT’s 21st Century Regions Initiative. …

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