Technology

Ron Ross: NIST Working on Final Guidance to Integrate Cyber Efforts

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is finalizing guidance for the integration of cybersecurity across the government’s mission areas to counter the increasing number of cyber attacks, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes NIST fellow Ron Ross noted that the “Systems Security Engineering: An Integrated Approach to Building Trustworthy Resilient Systems” (Special …

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Army Eyes Tactical Network Security Measures in Cyberspace

The U.S. Army has developed a cyber strategy for the military branch to protect its tactical network infrastructure through offensive and defensive measures. The framework culminates more than two years of collaboration among doctrinal, operational, acquisition, research and development professionals at the Army’s materiel command, according to an article published …

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Report: State, Local Officials Take Action to Control Low-Altitude Drone Flights

State and local authorities have passed laws to preemptively regulate drone flights as questions arise on the coverage of the Federal Aviation Administration‘s authority on U.S. airspace, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Jack Nicas writes that the rising use of drones, particularly among private citizens, has caused privacy and safety concerns and raised discussion on policies for low-altitude …

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Navy OKs Intranet Connectivity for iOS, Android Devices

The Department of the Navy has authorized its component organizations to procure, implement and connect Android and iOS mobile devices to the Navy Marine Corps Intranet network. The Navy intends for current NMCI users to transition from BlackBerry to authorized iOS or Android devices as the military branch’s existing BlackBerry …

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Sens. Booker, Hoeven Propose Interim Safety Rules for Commercial UAS

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) have introduced a bill that establishes a framework for innovation and interim guidelines for commercial unmanned aircraft system operations. An announcement posted Tuesday on Booker’s website states that the proposed Commercial UAS Modernization Act will include safety rules for small commercial UAS flying …

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Matt Goodrich: FedRAMP Website Updates Key on Info Availability, Stakeholder Education

The General Services Administration emphasized wider availability of information on the FedRAMP cloud computing initiative and user experience with updates to the program’s website that went live in March, FedRAMP’s director has told Executive Gov. Matt Goodrich, who has led the FedRAMP initiative for GSA since September 2011, also said the agency has included a new …

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