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Proximity matters, even in the cloud, says DISA's top technology official

Having data available anytime, anywhere has long been touted as a major benefit of cloud computing, but a top Defense Information Systems Agency official said where data is physically located still matters.

GSA touts increase in SATCOM contracts, savings

Federal agencies are utilizing more commercial satellite communication services and turning to a joint General Services Administration-Defense Department contract vehicle to help them acquire solutions, according to a Jan. 9 post to the General Services Administration blog.

DISA releases security guidance in implementing, hosting cloud services for DoD agencies

The Defense Information Systems Agency Jan. 13 publicly released guidance that updates and codifies enhanced cybersecurity requirements for implementing and hosting cloud computing systems for certain types of sensitive Defense Department data.

GAO: Feds have done little to address potential cyber threats to federal facilities

Congressional investigators say the Homeland Security Department and other agencies have taken few steps to address potential cyber threats to building and access control systems within federal offices, labs and warehouses.

DARPA seeks new tools and methods to minimize uncertainty in designing complex systems

Researchers said understanding the level of uncertainty in computational models, which are used in designing such systems, is a difficult mathematical challenge because of the many variables involved.

Cyber attack on German plant just a step below Stuxnet, says cyber expert

While a reported cyber attack on a German industrial plant last year may not have risen to the level that the damaging Stuxnet computer worm could have inflicted, a well-regarded Washington, D.C., cybersecurity expert said it was pretty close.

US leadership in the global Internet debate at risk, says former NSC cyber director

For the United States to maintain its influential position, Melissa Hathaway writes that it must develop and deliver "a new message focused on economic competitiveness and business opportunity that respects the rights of individuals in their liberty, thoughts, and possessions."

DISA seeks scalable, innovative security for systems, devices across Defense Department

The Defense Department's information technology agency is seeking information about next-generation security capabilities that would protect complex systems against advanced persistent threats.

NSA analysts may have been conducting unauthorized surveillance, agency reports indicate

The National Security Agency recently released more than a decade's worth of intelligence collection reports that may have violated U.S. law or policy, according to s everal news organizations.

DHS agencies undermining department's overall IT security program, IG finds

The DHS inspector general said the department has generally improved the security of its information systems – including trusted Internet connections, continuous monitoring and strong authentication – in line with the Federal Information Security Management Act, which provides a standard baseline that agencies should comply with. However, agencies within DHS aren't consistently following certain policies and procedures.