Odierno: budget is greatest threat to national security, Data.gov gets new Alpha site and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. DOD, VA improve eBenefits portal – The eBenefits self-service portal has been updated. This portal allows service members and vets unparalleled access to information and services. It allows users to get into compensation services, even populated the information from their VA records. Via FedScoop, […]

Mobile Browsers are Failing Security Tests, Cloud Computing is Shaping Security Trends and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Blame Screen Size: Mobile Browsers Flunk Security Tests - Georgia Tech researchers have found that 90% of mobile browsers have failed safety checks. They failed to display security “indicators.” (Such as identifying a secure site or the use of SSL). Via InformationWeek, more here. Gartner: […]

Top Officers Say Sequestration Threatens Cybersecurity, the VA Considers Mobile Contracts for All Employees, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:  Top officers from each of the military branches warned a House Armed Services subcommittee that sequestration would be devastating to cybersecurity. More here. The Department of Homeland Security is  standing up 13 portfolio governance boards to oversee  information technology efforts. More here. A researcher at the Black Hat conference demonstrated […]

Improving Army and Navy Pilots With Computers, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The U.S. Army is seeking wearable computers for helicopter pilots rather than redesigning and replacing consoles for existing aircraft. More here. The Office of Naval Research wants monitoring, alarm, and mitigation systems to prevent oxygen deprivation in pilots. More here. President Obama signed an executive order directing the Department of […]

Flame Developed by the US and Israel, House Judiciary Committee reauthorizes FISA Amendments Act, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: An anonymous official confirmed that United States and Israel jointly developed the Flame spying malware. More here. The Veterans Affairs Department would need a staff of 4,000 to scan and digitize its backlogged paper records. More here. The House Judiciary Committee reauthorized the FISA Amendments Act allowing the […]

A Drone App Store, the Department of Defense Mobile Strategy, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will fund research into how the brain connects concepts in order to build better analysis tools. More here. The Department of Defense’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics directorate is looking to create an Unmanned Aerial Systems  “app store” for mission-specific capabilities. More here. The […]