The National Security Agency (NSA) Director recently predicted that major cyberattacks will hit our national critical infrastructure by 2025, while the GSA is touting its new plans for service delivery to its customers. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
NSA Director Predicts Major Cyberattack By 2025
A major cyberattack from a nation-state or rogue group will likely hit U.S. critical infrastructure networks before 2025, according to National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers.
Tangherlini: ‘On The Technology Front, We’re Just Getting Going’
GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini recently told FCWthat the agency is mapping its strategy for change and its plans to improve service delivery, through the use of innovation, to its customers.
Los Alamos Uses Wikipedia to Predict Disease Outbreaks
According to a team of researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory, they can now track disease outbreaks via Wikipedia.
NIST Revises Cryptographic Specs
NIST is requesting comments on its revision of SP 800-90A, a guidance for generating random bits using deterministic methods, based on either hash functions or block cipher algorithms.
DSS Plans a Move Out of Legacy Systems
Defense Security Service (DSS) is developing an enterprise system to coordinate clearance monitoring, the processing of facility clearances and subsequent inspections, detect possible insider threats, and handle incident response.
Air Force Explores More Efficient, Jam-Resistant Data Links
The Air Force is looking to make better use of the electromagnetic spectrum by using higher frequencies that allow clearer, better focused signals that are more resistant to jamming than currently used systems.
FierceGovernmentIT’s 2014 Fierce 15
FierceGovernmentIT announced its third annual Fierce 15 – which recognizes15 federal employees and teams who have excellent in implementing innovative solutions.