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NIST Launches Email Security Initiatives

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has launched two new projects to address email security threats. NIST said Tuesday that it has published a draft document meant to suggest actions for responses to common email exploits such as the authentication of email domain names and encryption of email between sender …

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NASA Develops Cloud-Based AI Tech for Public Safety Use

NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing a cloud-based artificial intelligence software intended to filter public safety information from multiple sources and help first responders gain situational awareness, FCW reported Monday. Adam Mazmanian writes that JPL designed Assistant for Understanding Data through Reasoning, Extraction and sYnthesis as a distributed computing architecture …

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Socrata Survey: 75% of Gov’t Tech Execs Open to Cloud-Based Software Adoption

A new Socrata-commissioned survey says 75 percent of technology executives at government agencies consider themselves open to adoption of cloud-based software applications. EMC Research polled at least 500 technology leaders at local, state and federal government agencies and found nearly 80 percent of the respondents’ computer applications are located on …

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Sens. Orrin Hatch, Tom Carper Intro Bill to Require IG Reports on Federal Computer Network Security

Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) have proposed a bill that mandates regular reports on security of federal government computer networks in an effort to prevent data breaches among government agencies. The Federal Computer Security Act of 2015 will require inspectors general of federal agencies to submit reports to the Government Accountability …

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Army Updates Cryptographic Systems; James Hayden Comments

The U.S. Army has started to upgrade its cryptographic equipment in an effort to improve the way it safeguards tactical network-based data. The military branch’s move to update the technology is part of its $283 million Army-Wide Cryptographic Network Standardization program that began in 2012, the Army said June 17. The updates involve the use …

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Terry Halvorsen: Silicon Valley Could Help Address Joint Security Stacks Software Issue

Terry Halvorsen, Defense Department chief information officer, has expressed concerns he has over software components of the military’s Joint Regional Security Stacks, FCW reported Tuesday. Halvorsen told an AFCEA conference that Silicon Valley companies have security tools that could help address his concerns over JRSS software DoD wants to help users view …

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