Good morning, and welcome to the Monday Morning News Kick Off brought to you by got geoint? This week's news round up poses and answers a series of questions related to recent news. So, fire up that second cup of coffee and read on!
Curiosity Landed on Mars, Now What?
News outlets and Twitter were unusually lively during the wee hours of this Monday morning as NASA's rover Curiosity successfully touched down on Mars. The Washington Post has an excellent round up of videos, slideshows, and blog posts to accompany the story. Wired is following the story very closely as well, including a diagram and description of all 10 state-of-the-art instruments on board the vehicle. If you're most interested in the human drama of the NASA team tasked with the mission, check out this collection of behind-the-scenes photos from Mashable.
What's Next for the Cybersecurity Act?
Politico reports on the Senate's stalled action regarding the The Cybersecurity Act of 2012, which failed to reach the floor for a vote Thursday before Congress left on recess. The Hill followed up with a story over the weekend, noting that the White House is still considering issuing an executive order to strengthen the nation's cybersecurity.
Government Computer News (GCN) used an infographic to demonstrate that the bring-your-own-device to work trend is taking hold at a surprising rate. Washington Technology ponders if BYOD will be the next big security business opportunity.