Tagged: information

FBI Proposal May Undermine Cybersecurity, Experts Say

The Center for Democracy and Technology posted a report from 20 of the leading experts in computer and network security criticizing the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) proposal to require makers of secure communication tools to redesign their systems to make them wiretap compatible. Currently, the Communications Assistance for Law...

DOJ Report: Known Terrorists Not Put on Watch Lists

The U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security (Democrats) has issued a Press Release which cites a Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General audit. Entitled “Interim Report on the Department of Justice’s Handling of Known or Suspected Terrorists Admitted into the Federal Witness Security Program”, the audit...

Obama Administration’s Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets

The Obama Administration launched Its Strategy to Mitigate the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets. From the strategy: “Emerging trends indicate that the pace of economic espionage and trade secret theft against U.S. corporations is accelerating. There appears to be multiple vectors of attack for persons and governments seeking to steal...

The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center: Disaster Apps and Mobile Web Pages

The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center offers links and information on Disaster Apps and Mobile Web Pages. “The tools on this page are designed to provide mobile device users access to Web-based content. They are developed to run on specific mobile platforms, such as iOS (iPhone...

Access Denied: How the Gun Lobby is Depriving Police, Policy Makers, and the Public of the Data We Need to Prevent Gun Violence

Mayors Against Illegal Guns released a report titled, Access Denied: How the Gun Lobby is Depriving Police, Policy Makers, and the Public of the Data We Need to Prevent Gun Violence. The new report investigates “the efforts by the gun lobby, with the cooperation of Congress, to suppress data and...

Vision Documents Signed by Navy’s Information Dominance and Cyber Leaders

This week, officials of the U.S. Navy signed three documents outlining how the Navy will continue to maintain “Information Dominance,” or superior “operational advantage,” in decision making and warfighting through the integration of its technical “information functions, capabilities, and resources.” Specifically, the three documents describe Information Dominance as a combination...

Improving Technology to Share Information Between Public Safety Agencies

The report Designing Collaborative Networks: Lessons Learned from Public Safety from the IBM Center for the Business of Government examines the question: “How does an agency effectively contribute to a partnership in the face of existing technological, organizational, or political boundaries?” “Government agencies face increasing internal and external pressure to...

National Infrastructure Advisory Council Examines Intelligence Information Sharing

The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) in their latest report “set out to determine whether the right people are receiving the right intelligence information at the right time to support robust protection and resilience of the Nation’s critical infrastructure.” The NIAC conducted over 200 interviews and preformed extensive open-source research...

DHS Blueprint for a Secure Cyber Future

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) report Blueprint for a Secure Cyber Future: The Cybersecurity Strategy for the Homeland Security Enterprise “builds on the Department of Homeland Security Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Report’s strategic framework by providing a clear path to create a safe, secure, and resilient cyber environment for...

Transportation Security Information Sharing

A recent Government Accountability Report (GAO), “Transportation Security Information Sharing: Stakeholders Generally Satisfied but TSA Could Improve Analysis, Awareness, and Accountability” addresses the importance of intelligence sharing between the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and security stakeholders. TSA is responsible for intelligence dissemination for a majority of the nation’s transportation systems,...