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What's online privacy going to be like in 10 years? Pew canvasses Internet experts

Pew polled more than 2,500 respondents described as technology builders, analysts, researchers, policymakers, managers and marketers regarding the development of a "trusted privacy-rights infrastructure" that fosters innovation and monetization, while still allowing people to protect personal information through easy-to-use formats.  

IARPA seeks 'unconventional' methods to detect cyber attacks

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will host a one-day conference Jan. 21 to provide information about an upcoming solicitation to develop the Cyber-attack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment, or CAUSE, program.

Report: FBI cautions threat from Iran

The FBI issued a confidential "flash" report Dec. 12, warning defense contractors, energy firms and education institutions, among other U.S. businesses, to monitor for an Iranian hacking campaign, according to a report from  Reuters.

GSA wants to assess IT supply chain risk management governmentwide

The General Services Administration wants to know how it can provide better due diligence for acquisitions involving government information technology. It's working with customer agencies to establish a common set of indicators that could be used to for a supply chain risk assessment.

Congress sends Obama several bills designed to strengthen cybersecurity

Congress has sent President Obama several cybersecurity bills for his signature, including one designed to bolster the security of federal information systems and another to help the Homeland Security Department hire and keep cybersecurity experts.

DARPA seeks proposals on how to better counter advanced persistent cyber threats

Researchers at the Defense Department are seeking proposals to improve the understanding of complex computing environments with an eye toward identifying and preventing sophisticated and advanced cyber attacks.

DoD sets sights on standardized data output

Defense Department Acting Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen is working with commanders, including U.S. Cyber Commander Adm. Michael Rogers, to set cyber technical and mission standards across the department. A core focus of the effort is standardizing the way data is output, said Halvorsen during a Dec. 5 press call.

DoD to begin going live January 1 with core portion of JIE

The Defense Department will begin going live with pieces of its Joint Regional Security Stacks on January 1 and will continue rolling out JRSS across locations with the goal of reaching all JRSS installations by the end of 2016, said DoD Acting Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen. JRSS will reach initially operating capability across the DoD network by the end of 2016, and JRSS capability will be 98 percent complete by the end of 2017, he said.

Justice Department forms new unit to provide expert legal advice on cybersecurity investigations

A top Justice Department official last week announced the creation of a new cybersecurity unit that will provide "a central hub for expert advice and legal guidance" regarding U.S. and international laws that help law enforcement fight cyberattacks.

DoD not fully implementing cloud computing, not realizing full benefits, IG finds

Two years after the Defense Department released a strategy to implement cloud computing, several elements have still not been completed that could potentially result in lost cost savings, decreased effectiveness and lower security – findings that the department disagreed with, a Dec. 4 audit revealed.