- IBM and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are working together on the Vulcan supercomputer to analyze data for developing new technologies in applied energy, green energy, manufacturing, data management and other fields. More here.
- The Senate Commerce Committee is holding a hearing today on whether the Do Not Track specification for browsers is strong enough. More here.
- The National Institute of Standards and Technology established a National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence as a public-private collaborative and data-integration environment. More here.
- The Environmental Protection Agency is awarding contracts to shift 80% of its computing environment to the cloud by 2015. More here.
- The Office of the Secretary of Defense is soliciting ideas for a “sense-and-avoid” system that would prevent collisions between drones and other aircraft. More here.
- The Social Security Administration is renewing a computer matching program with the Department of Homeland Security that establishes the conditions, safeguards, and procedures for disclosure of information relating to aliens. More here.
- The 24 carders arrested in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s transnational sting organization included the leader of the hacking group UGNazi. More here.
- The Department of Homeland Security released policy and guidance on Federal Information Security Management Act continuous monitoring requirements. More here.
- The new Chief Information Officer of the Department of Energy, Robert Brese, stressed the importance of developing a strong cybersecurity workforce and responding to threats rather than just preparing for them. More here.
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A New Supercomputer, Preventing Collisions with Drones, and More
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