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A National Biometric Database, DARPA’s Zombie Satellites, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation plans to have its Next-Generation Identification system, which will include nationwide iris scan and facial imaging databases,  ready for testing by 2014. More here.
  • A military judge has ordered prosecutors to show they are not withholding evidence from Bradley Manning after his defense accused them of withholding documents in the WikiLeaks case. More here.
  • A phishing attack on the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has resulted in compromised employee personal information and social security numbers. More here.
  • The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a secretive program to identify and deflect advanced enemy radar. More here.
  • The Department of Defense is  preparing to launch Eureka, it’s own version of the social news site Reddit. More here.
  • The White House is developing an open source version of its ”We the People” online petition platform. More here.
  • The Air Force needs to extend their current Network-Centric Solutions network hardware contract for another six months at a cost of almost a billion dollars. More here.
  • NASA is using a Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite to track rainfall in Florida and southern Georgia due to tropical storm Debby. More here.
  • 24 were arrested in 13 countries including 11 in the United States as part of the largest coordinated international law enforcement action against online financial data crime.  More here.
  • The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency hosted a conference on its Phoenix program to turn dead satellites into a low cost communications array for troops on the ground. More here.
  • The Department of Defense is under orders from the Department of Justice to preserve e-mails and documents that may be related to the leaks investigation. More here.

This post by was first published at CTOvision.com.

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