PRISM, the name of the clandestine program, set off a firestorm in governments near and far. It has also brought a flood of competitors to the IT sector. These include a slew of non-U.S. companies offering customers cloud storage options that are alternatives to Dropbox and other services from this country. Their pitch tends to be that choosing them removes worries about what data NSA is collecting and not collecting entirely out of the equation and that their packages are less intrusive and more secure.
The Navy yesterday named Vice Adm. Jan E. Tighe commander of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and U.S. 10th Fleet, making her the first woman in U.S. naval history to take command of a numbered fleet.
The former U.S. attorney who led the government’s prosecution of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard said it is “incomprehensible” that the Obama administration is considering releasing Pollard, who was convicted in 1987 of spying for Israel.
The Defense Advance Research Program Agency announced Tuesday the creation of its newest division, launched to delve into the increasing intersection of biology and the physical sciences.
Maj. Linus Barloon, former chief of Cyber Operations Division in the J3 Directorate and Cyberspace Officer for the White House Communications Agency, U.S. Air Force, shares career advice for up-and-coming federal employees in this FedMentor interview.
A federal judge in Virginia last week denied a request by Unisys Corp. to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the firm by a former employee who claims the company overcharged the government by millions of dollars on a major Army contract and then fired him when he demanded the wrongdoing be reported to the Defense Department inspector general.
Just three months before it learned the National Security Agency had hacked into its networks, China’s largest telecommunications equipment maker, Huawei Technologies Co., met with senior U.S. government officials in an effort to demonstrate its commitment to security, FedScoop has learned.
The Obama administration today announced it will seek legislation to end the National Security Agency’s controversial bulk telephone metadata collection program.
Robert Carey plans to leave his post as the Defense Department’s principal deputy chief information officer March 28, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed.
Defense Department Chief Information Officer Teri Takai today said industry collaboration will be crucial to the department’s cloud and mobility strategy.
Peter Ziomek, CIO of efficiencies and mobility at the Department of the Navy, discusses with FedScoopTV some of the governmentwide trends in mobility.
Continued software problems related to the Defense Department’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program could lead to delivery delays of less-capable aircraft at a long-term price tag that may prove unaffordable, congressional investigators said today.
G. Daniel Doney, chief innovation officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, shares in this FedMentor interview his career advice for up-and-coming federal employees.
President Barack Obama today is scheduled to meet with the CEOs of several major Internet companies to discuss civil liberties and privacy, and the government’s commitment to reforming bulk surveillance practices. But the Threat Matrix’s Dan Verton thinks some of the CEOs attending today’s White House meeting may leave disappointed with the president’s timeline for change and the cost.
It’s been a little more than six weeks since the National Security Agency named Rebecca Richards as its first civil liberties and privacy officer. And so far, the former Department of Homeland Security privacy official said she’s been very happy with what she’s found at NSA.
The Army plans in June to announce for the first time in its 239-year history that a large portion of its financial statements are ready to undergo an independent audit.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday announced sweeping changes to the way the Pentagon conducts background investigations for more than 2.5 million military, civilian and contractor personnel who currently hold security clearances.
The Defense Department is worried about another major threat to the fleet of military and commercial satellite systems orbiting the Earth — space junk.
John Hale, chief of the Enterprise Application Services Division at the Defense Information Systems Agency, shares career advice in this FedMentor video.