Energy Official Warns More Information Sharing Is Critical to Cyber Defense

At a cybersecurity event this week, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman touted the benefits of information sharing within the energy department, and expressed hope for a cybersecurity infrastructure that links technology, money and wise policies. “We need a seamless Web, a system, or, better said, a system of systems to create a resilient cyber infrastructure that will protect the American people … in every conceivable dimension.”

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Conference report: Intelligence services share secrets with private sector

“Cyber criminals connect with each other via forums, verify credentials and share experience, information and malware across-borders, freely, and willingly – and unless regulators, government intelligence services, and industry participants do the same, we will remain one step behind the criminals,” a senior regulator told delegates at the UK Financial Services Cyber Security summit, held in London this morning under Chatham House rules.

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Debate over cyberthreats data sharing bill intensifies

Cybersecurity analysts with DHS’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center(NCCIC) are advocating the passing of legislation which will provide a legal framework for the private sector to share information with DHS about cyberthreats. Privacy advocates generally support the government’s anti-cybercrime efforts, but fear that the NSA’s involvement with the NCCIC will make private data vulnerable to surveillance programs. “What I most worry about is we may rush to legislation after” a large cyber-attack, Larry Zelvin,NCCIC director, says. “It would be much better to be more thoughtful now.”

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DARPA seeks white papers on possible new technologies

The U.S military is seeking ideas for possible new technologies to give U.S. troops on the squad level a greater tactical advantage over adversaries.

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Using Citizen Engagement to Solve National Problems

The government is working together with the public to solve national problems, and achieving amazing things across the country. This year, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is introducing the first Open Government Awards to recognize efforts by 64 member-nations, including the United States, utilizing citizen participation to improve government policies and to better serve their nations.

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‘Five Eyes’ intelligence-sharing countries meet in wake of Snowden claims

The Attorneys General of the ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence-sharing countries – the US, the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand – are meeting in London in the wake of whistleblower Edward Snowden alleging the US National Security Agency, along with UK counterparts, carried out spying on individuals on a grand scale. Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has demanded an explanation from the US over the detention of a Russian citiizen on cybercrime charges.

3 Myths Of Police Data Integration, Debunked

Databases that don’t talk to each other are hurting law enforcement: If police can’t connect the dots across state lines, bad guys can get away. Data integration is key.

Navy awards $35M contract to boost C4ISR info sharing

In an effort to improve information sharing from its multitude of sensors, the Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to enhance the service’s C4ISR data exchange capabilities.

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ActiveTrust Named Best Data Sharing and Collaboration Solution

IID, securing the Internet with shared cyber intelligence, today announced that ActiveTrust has won the Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA) 2014 GOVTek Executive Government Technology Award as the “best data sharing/collaboration solution.” GTRA’s GOVTek Executive Government Technology Awards recognize government agencies and IT solution providers whose vision, innovation and accomplishments have improved efficiency, the delivery of government services, citizen engagement, information sharing and national security. The GTRA, a non-profit comprised of businesses and government agencies dedicated to the development and success of the government IT community, recognized IID as the award winner during a June 22 ceremony in Leesburg, Virginia.

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Open And Social: New Path For Government Agencies

Organizations of all sizes and verticals, from Fortune 500 conglomerates to government agencies, are enjoying the productivity of enterprise social networking and open-source software. I know many readers will be surprised that I included “government agencies” in the previous sentence. However, swift changes are taking place as that sector adapts to the collaboration benefits of social business tools. In fact, government agencies are adopting social business, digital technologies, and open standards in some surprising ways.

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