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NSA Using Commercial Devices to Meet Mobility Goals

The National Security Agency and Defense Department’s Central Security Service released a mobile operating system architecture for commercial smartphones. The system uses a voice over Internet protocol connection to allow discussion of classified information. The government agencies issued a document outlining their mobility goals and their plan to develop the …

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NSA Opens Georgia Cryptologic Facility

The National Security Agency opened a new cryptology facility in Augusta, Ga. March 5 to provide professionals with advanced signal technologies. The Georgia Cryptologic Center is a $286 million facility for conducting signals intelligence operations. The agency said in a release that the center is for global communications and cryptologic …

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Report: NSA to Use 'Whitelist' Approach for PC Security

In the cybersecurity realm, malicious software is not blacklisted unless it is first labeled as malicious. However, the National Security Agency has plans to use a program where software is blocked unless it is approved by a systems administrator or “whitelisted,” NextGov reports. This would shift the focus on securing …

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NSA Targeting Android Version Against Bad Apps

The National Security Agency has released a version of Android that features stricter-access control policies, according to InformationWeek. Security Enhanced Android was designed to identify and address gaps in Android’s security regarding applications, including problems with malicious and bad apps. The project page says the new version will limit damage …

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MarkLogic Intros New Social Media Channels at Gov't Summit

MarkLogic recently held its annual Government Summit, included more than 350 government and industry decision maker attendees who explored big data solutions. Amidst panels and discussions was the official launch of the MarkLogic Public Sector Twitter handle, @MarkLogicPubSec and the MarkLogic Public Sector Facebook page. “This year’s MarkLogic Government Summit …

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NSA Approves ITT Network Processors to Store Top Secret Apps

ITT Corp.’s Coyote family of secure network processors has been certified by the U.S. National Security Agency to protect any packet-based protocol for the network, voice, data and storage of top secret and below applications. The Coyote program includes two fully-programmable cryptographic system-on-chip secure network processors, BlackRiver-AARIS-777 and Havasu-AARIS-457. BlackRiver-AARIS-777 is top-secret …

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Mike McConnell Honored with Intelligence, National Security Award

Former Director of National Intelligence and Director of National Security Agency Mike McConnell received the 27th Annual William Oliver Baker Award for excellence in intelligence and national security. The award was given on the behalf of The Intelligence and National Security Alliance. McConnell was recognized for his contributions to intelligence …

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Intelligence Community Convenes for Security Forum

With the elimination of Osama bin Laden, concerns of retaliatory strikes are growing. Add to that the anniversary of Sept. 11 quickly approaching and the United State’s military involvement in the Middle East continuing to anger America’s enemies, it’s no wonder the Intelligence Community is bracing for some type of …

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