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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Jose Luis Orihuela has added some great lists on eCuaderno, particularly of Spanish-language tech blogs.

Carlos Guadian points out Red Tacton, a new "Human Area Networking" technology.

Following the release of a new report, "Cyber Security: A Crisis of Prioritization", OMB has created a new information security task force that kicks off today.  Here are the key recommendations from the report:

  • Increase Federal support for fundamental research in civilian cyber security by $90 million annually at NSF and by substantial amounts at agencies such as DARPA and DHS to support work in 10 high-priority areas identified by PITAC.
  • Intensify Federal efforts to promote recruitment and retention of cyber security researchers and students at research universities, with an aim of doubling this professionís numbers by the end of the decade.
  • Provide increased support for the rapid transfer of Federally developed cutting-edge cyber security technologies to the private sector.
  • Strengthen the coordination of the Interagency Working Group on Critical Information Infrastructure Protection and integrate it under the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program.

I would like to see states more involved in the innovation agenda.  Realigning government through various efficiency measures could free resources that could be focused more creatively on government innovation.  The cyber security report identifies how federal research efforts have spawned multi-billion-dollar industry segments in the high tech field.  There are many examples.  If governors really want to push economic development, it is something to consider.

DISA is proposing GIG-BE, an initiative that will provide  "ubiquitous "bandwidth-available" environment to improve national security intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and command and control information-sharing."

"GIG-BE will connect key intelligence, command, and operational locations with high bandwidth capability over physically diverse routes, and the vast majority of these locations will be connected by a state-of-the-art optical mesh network design."

Some interesting concepts are pointed out in Stephen Coleman's paper, "The Network-Empowered Citizen."

Elegus has launched a new vertical search that specifically targets state and federal government.

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