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Kevin Nally Joins US Secret Service as CIO

Kevin Nally, a retired brigadier general and former chief information officer of the U.S. Marine Corps, has joined the U.S. Secret Service as CIO, FCW reported Wednesday. Sean Lyngaas writes Nally will oversee the Secret Service’s efforts to further the use of mobile devices, advanced surveillance and threat mitigation systems. …

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Mark Orndorff: DISA Works with Smartphone Makers to Meet Pentagon’s Mobile Deployment Goals

The Defense Information Systems Agency collaborates with Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry to expedite a process for mobile device vendors to obtain federal security authorization for their products, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes Mark Orndorff, mission assurance executive at DISA, said partnerships with industry allows the agency to …

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NASA to Back Up ISS Robots with Google-Built Smartphones; Chris Provencher Comments

NASA plans to install Google-developed mobile devices with three-dimensional sensors into robots that perform routines inside the International Space Station, Reuters reported Monday. Noel Randewich writes Google’s smartphones will serve as “brains and eyes” for the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites robots. NASA intends for the SPHERES machines to …

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DISA’s Mark Orndorff: Defense Mobility Ecosystem Transition Underway

Defense Department officials are seeking to establish a mobility ecosystem as part of efforts to mitigate end-point risks across the defense information technology architecture, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Amber Corrin writes the DoD plans to incorporate the Defense Information Systems Agency’s mobile device management program into the mobility ecosystem. Mark …

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NIST Issues Mobile Device ID Verification Guidelines

The National Institute for Standards and Technology has proposed a new set of policies to authenticate mobile devices, FCW reported Friday. Frank Konkel writes the NIST is seeking public comment through April 21 regarding guidelines to implement and deploy the Derived Personal Identity Verification credentials to agency-issued mobile devices. Government agencies …

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NIST Proposes Cyber Strategies to Manage Mobile Security; NetApp’s Greg Gardner Comments on Related Challenges

Story updated on March 28 The National Institute of Standards and Technology has prepared two draft frameworks that seek to help companies address security risks associated with mobile devices and monitor access to facilities and systems. NIST’s proposals include cyber strategies for different private sector industries and how to incorporate the …

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GovKinex Launches Mobile-Ready Contracting Portal Template

US Federal Contractor Registration‘s website development business has started offering a government-formatted portal layout designed to help vendors connect with government buyers on various mobile devices. GovKinex‘s contracting website template has been authorized to bypass government firewalls, spyware and other network security features, US Federal Contractor Registration said Sunday. The …

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