Hacking the Election and Other Worries that Keep Intel Chiefs Up at Night
Cyber worries ranging from the integrity of the election system to the end-to-end encryption of digital devices top the concerns of America’s intelligence chiefs.
The new agency takes over Federal security clearance reviews Oct. 1 and aims to apply automation and digitization to tackle a backlog that’s surpassed 500,000 investigations.
A decade after launching its Command Post of the Future, the Army aims for a more integrated battlefield command system that can push further toward the tactical edge.
The initial dire predictions are giving way to pragmatic optimism. The Trump administration sees technology in a fundamentally different way than its predecessor. And that may not be a bad thing.
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At least 500 million Yahoo users had their information stolen in 2014, the company said on Thursday — a year when half of American adults had their personal information exposed to hackers. Several more big names have been attacked since.
The Census Bureau will forge ahead with its plans to tally and mark addresses in fiscal 2017 and with its 2018 tests to ensure that new technologies and methodologies are ready for the decennial census in 2020.
Many current and former federal employees who signed up for identity protection services after the cyber theft of their personal information soon will have to re-enroll to keep that coverage, administration officials said Monday.
There’s no such thing as a perfectly secure phone, especially if it also connects to the internet. But leaving your phone on the plane every time you visit a hostile foreign country isn’t an option for everyone, and so a handful of top military commanders now have a device that can send and receive Secret and Top Secret messages. No surprise: it doesn’t work quite like the one in your pocket.
As the Trump administration’s transition team continues to announce its selections for key national security positions, one former intelligence chief said the U.S. still lacks a coherent cybersecurity framework and the Trump team lacks a clear expert on the subject.
The CIA’s newest directorate marked its first anniversary this fall. The Directorate for Digital Innovation is the first new directorate stood up by CIA in more than 50 years. As the digital world is becoming more important, ingrained and integral in daily activity, DDI is responsible for accelerating the integration of digital and cyber capabilities across all of CIA’s mission areas.
The head of the U.S. Cyber Command discusses the Sony hack, state-backed attacks and WikiLeaks
DISA wants to hear from industry about the existing COTS services that might meet the needs of the forthcoming National Background Investigation System.
While many consider rapid technological change to be a positive development, technology also can lead to vulnerabilities. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said “it’s difficult to predict how technology will affect national security [in] tech areas like artificial intelligence, health care and agriculture.”