NASA Servers At High Risk Of Cyber Attack
Auditors were able to pull encryption keys, passwords, and user account information over the Internet from systems that help control spacecraft and process critical data.
Tsunami, Earthquake Data Added To Data.gov
The federal Web site has added 112 new data sets in the last week, including some on the disaster in Japan, significant earthquakes in the United States, and airborne radiation levels.
DHS Outlines Cybersecurity Strategy
Automation, interoperability, and authentication are the building blocks for a secure network defense, says the Department of Homeland Security.
Oregon Launches Open Data Web Site
The data.Oregon.gov site contains financial information about state expenditures, salaries, new businesses, and people in Oregon prisons.
DARPA Expands Robotics Program
The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's Maximum Mobility and Manipulation Program has launched an effort to use engineering, better design tools, fabrication methods, and control algorithms to build better robots.
NASA CTO Resigns To Launch Startup
Chris Kemp, the architect behind the agency's Nebula cloud computing platform, cited frustration with budget cuts in announcing his decision to form his own company.
DHS Seeks Private-Sector Cybersecurity Expert
The agency is looking to borrow a cybersecurity expert from the private section for a six-months position as part of an exchange program with companies to share expertise and knowledge.
Army Appoints CIO
Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, a 30-plus year veteran, takes over the post Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson vacated in November.
Federal IT Budget Cuts Will Hit HUD Hardest
Some 14 departments and agencies expect cuts in technology spending in fiscal 2012, while 12 expect to increase the amount of money they spend on IT, a preliminary analysis by IDC indicates.
GAO: Redundant Federal IT Systems Waste Money
The GAO identified four key areas for IT process improvement -- Department of Defense business systems, enterprise architecture, data centers, and e-health records -- and gave recommendations for how the government could eliminate overlap in these efforts.