DoD plans to expand drone flights, but cut UAV acquisition in a potentially wise move, CRS says

The department will fulfill the demand for flights by repurposing some of the thousands of unmanned aerial vehicles purchased before 2012 for missions in Iraq and Afghanistan and wait for industry to build the next-generation of drones with more advanced capabilities.

DoD memo aims to goose data and IT services sharing through XML, APIs

In an effort to encourage the sharing of data, information and information technology services across the Defense Department, DoD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen issued a memo directing military departments, defense agencies and others to adopt standardized, machine-readable information exchange practices.

Commerce OIG reports on computer-hoarding, pornography-viewing, device-wiping senior official

An unnamed senior official at the Commerce Department is under fire for wasting government information technology resources by permitting unauthorized use of computing devices and remotely erasing a tablet device collected for forensic analysis, among other allegations.

NIST, FBI collaborate on biometric technology certification program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is researching the potential of contactless fingerprinting devices that would allow biometric reading simply by showing one's hand rather than placing it directly on a scanner

Cyberwarfare key component of China's military modernization, new wide-ranging CSIS report says

Written by Anthony Cordesman, a long-time defense and security expert at CSIS, and Steven Colley, a former researcher there, the more than 600-page report focuses on key trends in China's military modernization efforts – including cyberwarfare – as well as its strategy and forces.


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