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James Clapper Addresses Cyber Threats, Anti-Satellite Systems Before Senate Panel

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said the U.S. continues to face cyber espionage-related threats from countries such as China, North Korea, Iran and Russia. Clapper said in his testimony Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Islamic State organization also poses cyber threats to the U.S. “ISIL has used cyber …

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IBM’s Gina Loften: Agencies Need Cognitive Computing for Internet of Things-Based Data Analysis

Gina Loften, a vice president and chief innovation officer at IBM‘s federal arm has said government agencies should adopt cognitive computing systems in order to facilitate the analysis of data derived from Internet-of-Things-based systems and devices. Loften wrote in a Federal Times article published Monday the three ways on how agencies …

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LaVerne Council: Innovation, Internet of Things Part of VA IT Transformation

LaVerne Council, chief information officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has outlined her framework for the development of VA’s information technology operations based on best practices and emerging technologies, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Billy Mitchell writes that Council highlighted her focus on improved user experience and increased innovation as elements …

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Deloitte’s William Eggers: Internet of Things Tech Can Bolster Public Services

A report by Deloitte‘s GovLab think tank indicates that early adopters of Internet of Things technologies in government have begun to see a transformation in the delivery of public services by utilizing connected devices. Deloitte said the “Anticipate, Sense and Respond: Connected Government and the Internet of Things” report identifies changes in …

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FBI Warns About Internet of Things-Related Cyber Crimes

The FBI has informed businesses and consumers they must be vigilant to protect their Internet-connected devices against cyber criminals who target system vulnerabilities. In a public service announcement published Thursday, the bureau said malicious cyber actors can use Internet of Things devices that lack security features to attack other systems, steal …

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Maarten Bron: Underwriters Laboratories, White House Plan to Launch ‘Internet of Things’ Security Certification

Maarten Bron, director of innovations at Underwriters Laboratories, has confirmed that UL is in talks with the Obama administration to introduce a certification standard intended to safeguard Internet-connected devices from cyber threats, InformationWeek’s Dark Reading reported Monday. “What the White House is trying to achieve is to foster collaboration between private …

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