More Federal Open Source Appreciated, If it Behaves (FCW)
Tech groups weigh in on the White House’s new proposed policy to make software code used by federal agencies open source. While many are voicing support, there is still concern that certain types of software that will be required to be made open source should not be made so.
German Court Ruling Threatens Apple’s Video Services (Reuters)
Apple was found by a German district court to have violated patents from the Swiss security company, Kudelski that are related to its video-streaming services. Now there is pressure on Apple to seek a licensing deal with Kudelski unless it simply disables these features.
On Tuesday, November 17th, SIIA hosted an event on Capitol Hill that featured Members of Congress, Hill Staff, and Industry who were all charged with the task of explaining how data-centric security measures could be used to protect federal information and information systems. In light of recent attacks on federal IT systems and the data theft of millions of Americans, this subject is of heavy importance for citizens and national security.