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The man nominated to be the Operational Testing and Evaluation director at the US Department of Defence has expressed frustration at the fact that contracts with commercial cloud providers — like those sold by Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google — do not provide room for independent cyber assessments.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Microsoft has won a contract which could be worth US$21.88 billion (A$28.58 billion) with the US Army to supply 120,000 custom HoloLens augmented reality headsets that will help soldiers who are at war.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A federal judge in the US has prevented a ban on the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, put in place in January, from being enforced, calling the decision "deeply flawed".

Published in Government Tech Policy

Despite protests from its staff in the past leading to its pulling out from controversial US Government projects, Google has now made a deal for its artificial technology to be used by the Trump administration to fortify the US-Mexico border, The Intercept reports, based on documents obtained under a FOIA request.

Published in Technology Regulation

Why would security firms be keen to stop the advance of a brand of malware that is a major cash cow for them? Only a fool would want to stop that malware from making bigger and bigger inroads into the world of Windows users and that should be obvious to anyone with the IQ of the common cockroach.

Published in Open Sauce

Swedish telecommunications equipment vendor Ericsson claims that its products meet relevant requirements set by the Australian Government. The company was responding to a query as to why its partner in China, Panda Electronics, has been placed on a list drawn up by the US Department of Defence and said to contain firms that are either owned or controlled by the Chinese military.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Australian telecommunications companies will have to limit their 5G purchases to one company — Finland's Nokia — if the government accepts US advice about Chinese military connections to a number of companies, including Huawei.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The US Government claims that a number of top Chinese companies, including telecommunications equipment maker Huawei and video surveillance firm Hikvision, are owned or controlled by the Chinese military, Reuters reports.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The US Government has asked the Court of Federal Claims to give the Department of Defence 120 days "to reconsider certain aspects of the challenged agency decision" that awarded a US$10 billion Pentagon cloud deal to Microsoft in October 2019.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The program office for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has made little progress in fixing hundreds of design flaws in the fighter jet, according to a report obtained by the non-partisan independent watchdog Project On Government Oversight.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A court in the US has agreed to a request from Amazon to stop Microsoft and the Department of Defence from continuing to work on implementing a US$10 billion cloud deal that was awarded to the Redmond software giant in October last year, Reuters reported.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The US Department of Defence has awarded a US$10 billion 10-year cloud deal to Microsoft ahead of Amazon, with the latter firm having been favoured to get the contract. The contract runs until 24 October 2029.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Former US defence secretary Jim Mattis met Amazon chief Jeff Bezos in August 2017 emails obtained by The Wall Street Journal show, raising questions over the company's bid for a massive Defence contract worth US$10 billion.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Microsoft has justified its bidding for a massive Department of Defence cloud contract, despite a number of its employees objecting to the company's participating in the effort to win the contract which is said to be worth US$10 billion over a decade.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Software engineers in Google's cloud business flouted orders from their managers to build air-gapping into technology that would help the company win military contracts, a report claims.

Published in Security

Google has told its staff that it will not renew its deal with the Pentagon to work on Project Maven, a project which provides the military with AI technology to better identify images on the battlefield.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Officials at the US Department of Defence have moved to stop the sales of phones made by Chinese telecommunications equipment companies Huawei and ZTE in retail outlets on US military bases, claiming the devices may be a security risk.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Rank and file workers at Google, including a number of senior engineers, have submitted a letter to senior management to protest against a decision to provide technology to a US Defence Department programme that uses artificial intelligence to interpret video images and assist in targeting enemies in drone strikes.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 08:13

Pentagon, NSA data leaked through AWS bucket

A security company has found data belonging to the US Army Intelligence and Security Command in a publicly accessible Amazon Web Services S3 repository.

Published in Security

Billions of posts scraped from the Internet in what appears to be an US Department of Defence intelligence-gathering operation have been exposed to the public through misconfigured Amazon Web Services S3 repositories.

Published in Security
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