Technology

Viva Kelley: Army Testing Ground-Based UAS Radar System for Future Expansion

The Defense Department and Federal Aviation Administration are working with partners to push forward technology such as the Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid radar to help manage the airspace for unmanned aircraft systems, Defense Systems reported Dec. 23. David Walsh writes that Viva Kelley, product director at the U.S. Army‘s Unmanned Systems Airspace Integration Concepts, has pointed to …

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Goddard Preps Cloud/Aerosol Transport System Tool for Launch to ISS

NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center is preparing ahead of the Jan. 6 launch of the Clouds and Aerosol Transport System aboard the SpaceX CRS-5 mission to the International Space Station, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Michael O’Connell writes that CATS was designed to monitor cloud and aerosol distribution in the atmosphere using a low-pulse energy laser …

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Patricia Larsen: ODNI Insider Threat Task Force Eyes New Job Code for Specialists

The National Insider Threat Task Force within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is considering establishing a specialized occupational code to combat potential insider threats at federal agencies, Nextgov reported Monday. Aliya Sternstein reports that the program will combine counterintelligence, information security and human resource functions. “[The] reason that you are there …

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Report: North Korea Hit by 9.5-Hour Internet Outage

North Korea has experienced a widespread disruption in Internet connectivity just days after the U.S. linked the North Korean government to the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. New Hampshire-based Internet analyst Dyn Research found that North Korea’s web networks went offline for 9 hours and 31 minutes, …

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Report: 5 Cybersecurity Bills Get Obama’s Signature

President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law the Federal Information Security Modernization Act and four other cybersecurity bills, GovInfoSecurity reported Thursday. Eric Chabrow writes FISMA directs agencies to shift from a checklist method to a continuous monitoring process for identifying data security compliance and risk issues. The newly approved …

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FBI: North Korea Behind Sony Hack

The FBI has determined the North Korean government was responsible for the cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the bureau said in a statement Friday. In that statement, the FBI said it traced the hack to North Korea through a discovery of what the bureau called “significant overlap” between the infrastructure …

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David Bennett: DISA Adopts Cyber Network Risk Scoring Method

The Defense Information Systems Agency has implemented a continuous monitoring risk scoring system that will work to measure the cybersecurity risk of the agency’s computer networks, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes David Bennett, chief information officer at DISA, said the tool is designed to analyze network security …

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