The Elders of the Internet Have A Message for the U.S. Congress

The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) was founded in 1990 as a donor funded non-profit with a focus on fighting for internet freedoms. They frequently bring those fights to the courts by bringing lawsuits against large corporations and the government. They also work to provide information to inform legislators and the public at large. The EFF […]

123,000 Federal Social Security Numbers Stolen, $755 for Homeland Security Cyber, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The State Department purchased anti-Al Qaeda ads on affiliate websites to counter their message and did not, as initial reports claim, hack the Al Qaeda sites. More here. The WikiBoat, a new hacking group, launched its operation #OpNewSon which aims to breach and take down the websites of […]

The SASC's NDAA, White House Initiative Against Botnets, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved its version of the National Defense Authorization Act which would aim to recruit young people to work in cybersecurity, develop a Department of Defense cyber testing and evaluation range, consolidate networks, improve the security specifications of DoD software, and develop […]

The State of National Network Defense, Navigation Without GPS, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working on an All Source Positioning and Navigation (ASPN) project to provide robust, seamless, low cost navigation with or without GPS. More here. Debora Plunkett, director of the National Security Agency’s Information Assurance Directorate, said that while our understanding of […]

Free NASA Console Video Game, Justice Sues Telecom for not Providing Customer Information, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: Senator Al Franken suggested that  Congress may need to pass legislation limiting the way government agencies and private companies use facial recognition technology. More here. Obama administration officials opposed Digital Accountability and Transparency Act after it was approved by the House of Representatives. More here. The Intelligence Advanced […]

Digging into the Senate's new DATA Act: Same name, different content, same goals

In July, when the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee examined the need for better transparency in federal spending, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) told the committee he would introduce a new version of the DATA Act. Last Friday, with Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) on board as a cosponsor, he kept his promise. The new […]