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How a Health Information Exchange Could Improve VA Health Care

How a Health Information Exchange Could Improve VA Health Care

Health information exchange technologies promise to simplify the transfer of health data from the Defense Department to the Department of Veterans Affairs, paving the way to improved health care – but only if VA leaders act, according to health information technology experts.

Texting 911: Why States Can’t Wait for Next-Generation Services

Texting 911: Why States Can’t Wait for Next-Generation Services

NG9-1-1 will revolutionize the way the public alerts first responders to emergencies. But for the next few years, as governments line up funding and secure plans for upgrading their 911 infrastructure, those same agencies will have to choose whether to invest in a short-term text-to-911 solution or risk lives by choosing to wait.

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Border Security Concerns Aren’t Limited to the South

Solving the southern border will affect security in other parts of the country, as well. Re-Locatable Video Surveillance Systems offer the kind of flexibility the U.S. Border Patrol needs to put resources wherever they’re most needed.

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Sensors and AI Will Reinforce Border Wall

The 50-foot border wall President Trump promised in the campaign will actually be a 2,000-mile technology project, combining walls and other barriers with radar, day and night cameras on poles and buildings, and artificial intelligence technology to help border agents stop terrorists, smugglers and migrants from illegally crossing into the United States.

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Researcher Finds ‘Kill Switch’, Slows Down Global Ransomware Attack

A United Kingdom-based researcher is being called a hero after he discovered a way to slow down the spread of a ransomware strain that affected nearly 100 countries Friday and caused massive disruption to the U.K. healthcare system.

The researcher, tweeting as @MalwareTechBlog, discovered a domain name frequently referenced in the code of the WannaCry ransomware that was spreading across the globe.

DISA’s Plan to Replace CAC to Come Together This Year

When former Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen talked about moving on from the Common Access Card (CAC) as the main approach to network authentication, many observers scoffed at the idea.

Halvorsen, who recently joined Samsung as an executive vice president focusing on mobile enterprise strategies and helping to navigate government and regulatory business affairs, envisioned and set as a goal last June for the next authentication technology to be more agile and less costly.

Army Releases New Cyber, EW Field Manual

The Army is getting up-to-date on cyber and electromagnetic activity policies, finally releasing the long-anticipated updated field manual for cyber and EW functions. The document, titled FM 3-12 “Cyberspace and Electronic Warfare Operations,” and dated for mid-April, though publicly released within the last week, replaces FM 3-38, which provided the initial guidance back in 2014.

That Was Fast: Thousands of Computers Now Compromised With Leaked NSA Tools, Researchers Say

Thousands of Microsoft Windows machines worldwide are infected with an NSA-developed backdoor that hackers installed by reusing leaked executable code from an outdated hacking toolkit belonging to the spy agency, multiple security researchers tell CyberScoop.
Halvorsen, who recently joined Samsung as an executive vice president focusing on mobile enterprise strategies and helping to navigate government and regulatory business affairs, envisioned and set as a goal last June for the next authentication technology to be more agile and less costly.