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LaVerne Council: Innovation, Internet of Things Part of VA IT Transformation

LaVerne Council, chief information officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has outlined her framework for the development of VA’s information technology operations based on best practices and emerging technologies, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Billy Mitchell writes that Council highlighted her focus on improved user experience and increased innovation as elements …

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CSIS: Internet of Things Tech Presents Opportunities to Military

A Center for Strategic and International Studies report outlines what it calls opportunities and potential applications of Internet of Things technologies in order to drive cost savings, efficiency and effectiveness in U.S. military operations. The September 2015 report by Denise Zheng and William Carter said the Defense Department currently falls behind in …

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FBI Warns About Internet of Things-Related Cyber Crimes

The FBI has informed businesses and consumers they must be vigilant to protect their Internet-connected devices against cyber criminals who target system vulnerabilities. In a public service announcement published Thursday, the bureau said malicious cyber actors can use Internet of Things devices that lack security features to attack other systems, steal …

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Maarten Bron: Underwriters Laboratories, White House Plan to Launch ‘Internet of Things’ Security Certification

Maarten Bron, director of innovations at Underwriters Laboratories, has confirmed that UL is in talks with the Obama administration to introduce a certification standard intended to safeguard Internet-connected devices from cyber threats, InformationWeek’s Dark Reading reported Monday. “What the White House is trying to achieve is to foster collaboration between private …

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Randy Miskanic: USPS to Hand Letter Carriers 225K Mobile Devices

The U.S. Postal Service will deploy 225,000 units of mobile devices for letter carriers as USPS looks for opportunities in connected vehicles and the Internet of Things, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Randy Miskanic, USPS’ acting chief information officer, told the station the Postal Service wants the devices to transmit information to …

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DARPA Eyes Near-Zero-Power Tech to Extend Sensor Operational Life

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking proposals on near-zero-power sensor technologies as part of the Near Zero Power RF and Sensor Operations program to address current power limitations of remote wireless military sensors. DARPA said Monday the N-ZERO program aims to develop sensing functions that enable passive monitoring and eventual activation …

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