Air Force Continues "Google Earth on Steroids" in Afghanistan, Undercover Police Use Smartphones as Wires, Earpieces, and Cameras, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • The Department of Defense announced its a DoD Safe Helpline Mobile Application to combat anxiety, depression, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress. More here.
  • The Air Force has awarded contracts to continue operating its advanced aerial Angel Fire sensors jointly developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory to provide  “Google Earth and TiVo-like capabilities on steroids.” More here.
  • The Department of Defense Joint Information Environment will build upon the Joint Enterprise Network in use by European Command and Africa Command. More here.
  • In-Q-Tel, the venture investment firm of the Central Intelligence Agency, invested in developing a secure, cloud-based content collaboration platform for use by U.S. intelligence agencies. More here.
  • Budget cuts to the Department of Homeland Security under sequestration could eliminate support for private sector cyberscurity initiatives according to budget analysts. More here.
  • The U.S. Marine Corps will complete its transition to the Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network in May 2013. More here.
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation warns that criminals have increased cyber attacks against banks and other financial institutions using spam, phishing emails, keystroke loggers and Remote Access Trojans (RAT). More here.
  • New tools allowed undercover police officers to use their smartphones as multimedia surveillance and communication platforms during protests at the Republican National Convention. More here.

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