Tag Archives: database

FAA Rolls Out Registered UAS Owner Location Database

The Federal Aviation Administration has rolled out a database that contains information on the location of each registered owner of small unmanned aircraft systems in response to several Freedom of Information Act requests. FAA said Wednesday the system only includes data on each UAS owner’s zip code, city and state and excludes the owners’ …

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Chuck Elmore: Air Force’s Investigative Org Aims to Migrate Entire Network to AFNet

Chuck Elmore, chief information officer at the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, plans to consolidate the organization’s enterprise network into the military branch’s AFNet infrastructure in the next year or so, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes AFOSI has already migrated about 20 percent of its network into AFNet as part a …

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ABC News: State Dept Addresses Potential Risk to Database After Internal Cyber Review

The State Department has discovered after an internal cyber defenses review discovered the agency’s Consular Consolidated Database could be compromised because of security gaps in the agency’s system, ABC News reported Thursday. Mike Levine and Justin Fishel write the review found cyber attackers could potentially target and manipulate over half a billion visa records containing personal …

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Inspector General: 23 OPM Data Systems Lack Authorization

The Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general has evaluated OPM’s compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act and found that up to 23 of its data networks operate without valid system authorizations. OPM IG said in a Nov 10. audit report that it performed the audit at the agency’s …

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David Bray: FCC Seeks Feedback on Website Updates

The Federal Communications Commission will continue to seek public comments as it works to update the FCC.gov website. David Bray, chief information officer of FCC, wrote in a blog post posted Friday the agency has launched a new Beta version of the website that runs on Drupal, an open source …

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HHS IG Audits CMS Security Controls for Insurance Data Analytics Platform; Andy Slavitt Comments

The Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general has found the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services failed to carry out automated vulnerability assessments on databases related to CMS’ Multidimensional Insurance Data Analytics System. HHS’ IG said in a September report that it audited CMS’ data security controls between August 2014 and December 2014 to …

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Army Develops Database of 3D Soldier Contour, Shape; Peng Li Comments

The U.S. Army has developed a database that contains data on three-dimensional shapes and contour extracted from soldiers in an effort to address the clothing and equipment sizing requirements of warfighters. The Army said April 17 that its Natick soldier research, development and engineering center completed the anthropometric survey of …

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FLC Unveils Govt Tech Resources Database; Paul Zielinski Comments

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer has introduced an electronic database that industry can use to find government technology licensing or funding programs. The FLCBusiness website is designed to provide information about federal research and development centers as well as their programs intended to help companies move technology from …

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