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.
Do Not Track Momentum Mounts
Legislation to be proposed by Senator John Kerry and analysis of business comments to the FTC may point toward stronger privacy protections.
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.
FCCI Contractor Warns Of Cloud Pitfalls
Procurement and implementation, not the technology, will complicate government cloud deployment according to a Federal Cloud Computing Initiative contractor.
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.
SCADA Attack Code Released For 35 Vulnerabilities
Systems from Siemens, Iconics, 7-Technologies, and DATAC have security holes in their supervisory control and data acquisition software, leading the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team to issue security warnings.
DHS Introduces E-Verify Self Check
People can now check their own employment eligibility status with the Dept. of Homeland Security database online and correct any inaccuracies.
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.
Bill Would Add Mental Health To EHR Incentives
Licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, and behavioral health facilities would have access to federal electronic health record stimulus funding under the proposed Senate legislation.
GAO Says IRS Data Security Problems Persist
The General Accountability Office reported that the Internal Revenue Service is still exposing taxpayer and financial information to insider-threat risks, despite making some access-control improvements.
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.
NASA To Host Open Source Summit
The agency plans to bring experts together March 29-30 to discuss open source policy and how NASA can better support the community.