The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued its preliminary cybersecurity draft framework. The Department of Defense (DoD) is looking for commercial solutions for providing secure mobility solutions to the warfighter. In addition, a new study shows that many agencies are not prepared to deal with insider threats. Be sure to catch up with these news stories and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up. Happy Monday.
NIST Issues Preliminary Cybersecurity Draft Framework
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a preliminary cybersecurity draft framework, which outlines agency cyber standards, best practices, and guidance.
Agencies Struggle to Launch Insider Threat Programs
According to a recent Information Sharing Environment (ISE) report, 39 government departments and agencies have not yet met the minimum standards required for an effective insider threat program.
International Pact Helps NOAA Mitigate Satellite Data Loss
A five-year agreement between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSTAT) will help offset a potential gap in polar-orbiting weather satellite coverage
DoD’s Push For Secure Mobile Communications Leverages Commercial Tools
The U.S. military is assessing commercial security technologies as they attempt to equip more warfighters with secure communications gear.
NASA Launch Could Be the First Step Towards an Interplanetary Internet
NASA is launching its latest lunar mission, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), which will test ‘laser broadband Internet’ capabilities from space.
Army, Air Force Partner on IT to Save Money, Grow Bandwidth
The U.S Air Force, Army and the Defense Information Systems Agency made an agreement on Aug. 28 that will increase bandwidth and network security while avoiding more than $1 billion in future costs.
The Air Force Launches a ‘Collaboratory’
The U.S. Air Force just launched “The Air Force Collaboratory,” which entices young people to participate in an online dialogue and share ideas for solving three unclassified research projects.