Security and Privacy
The National Institute of Standards of Technology has developed a draft solution to help agencies with the difficult task of providing multifactor authentication when accessing government information systems via mobile devices.
Participants must use at least one of the agency's eligible datasets, which pertain to physics and chemistry and often used by high school, college and graduate students. One example is the computational chemistry comparison and benchmark database.
DHS's Science and Technology Directorate leader, Reginald Brothers, said ensuring that mobile applications are secure across the federal government is a priority and the project will help do that. Capabilities will be extended to first responders, as well.
Boeing's drone-manufacturing subsidiary Insitu is working on a way to deliver spyware through drones, according to a news report based on leaked internal email messages.
A cross-platform mobile device program deployed through the Navy Marine Corps Intranet network will use Good Technology to secure mobile content and apps on iOS and Android devices
The Defense Department plans to eventually allow a "bring your own device" mobile policy for a small set of users on its unclassified network, but it won't be pushed very widely throughout the department, said DoD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen.
Message encryption can have detrimental results when it prevents law enforcement officials from legally accessing communications that could save lives, FBI Director James Comey said.
The Defense Mobile Classified Capability–Secret has moved out of the pilot phase with the latest release that provides improved call interoperability, failover or redundancy, and a new mobile device management system.
New technical specifications from the National Institute of Standards and Technology enable smart identity card holders to access government computer networks from mobile devices.
The Advanced Technology Academic Research Center and Mitre Corp. recently released a report that summarized collaborative sessions, including one on a bring-your-own-device program, during the Federal Mobile Computing Summit in February.