Technology

Michael Daniel: Obama Administration Seeks to Deter Cyber Crime Nations Through Sanctions

Michael Daniel, White House cybersecurity coordinator, has said President Barack Obama’s latest executive order is intended to protect the U.S. against large-scale foreign cyber intrusions, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Obama issued the order to authorize the departments of State, Justice and Treasury to impose sanctions against …

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New White House Executive Order Authorizes Sanctions on Foreign Cyber Attackers

President Barack Obama has issued an executive order to create new sanctions against countries and people overseas that launch “significant” cyber attacks on U.S. assets and citizens, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The executive order also authorizes the Treasury to freeze the accounts of foreign hackers or block their access to banks, Damian Paletta …

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Peter Newell, Mike Geertsen: DoD Needs Tech Deployment Changes

Some analysts have called on the Defense Department and its defense industry partners to continue work to improve the deployment of new technologies to keep pace with development, DoD Buzz reported Friday. Michael Hoffman writes the analysts have suggested additional reforms to the acquisition process and Pentagon culture, increased investment in commercial technology and partnerships …

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Navy to Issue Enterprise Challenge on Data Analytics Rapid-Acquisition Project

The U.S. Navy plans to release an enterprise challenge statement on data analytics functions the service wants to help overhaul its personnel management system, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jared Serbu writes that the enterprise challenge statement is part of the Navy’s Innovation Cell experiment to speed up the acquisition process and involve the industry at …

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Senate OKs Resolution to Incentivize Use of IoT Technology

The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution that aims to drive adoption of Internet-connectable devices in the United States through an incentive-based approach. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said Wednesday the measure promotes Internet of Things innovation to help address economic, societal and consumer challenges. Booker developed the platform with Deb Fischer …

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Christopher Miller: More Work Needed for DoD-VA EHR Exchange

The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs continue to work on exchanges of electronic health records between both two agencies and the interoperability of their EHR systems, FCW reported Wednesday. Adam Mazmanian writes that Christopher Miller, acting director of the DoD/VA Interagency Program Office, believes the agencies should educate users on systems such as the Janus …

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Arati Prabhakar: DARPA Eyes Further Research on EM Spectrum, Big Data, Maritime Agility

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar has outlined the organization’s projects designed to maintain U.S. technological advantage, ahead of a testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, USA Today reported Thursday. “The only thing that keeps me awake at night is the question of whether we are so comfortable with our knowledge …

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