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The House voted to give the intelligence community a few billion dollars more Thursday than the White House wanted for next year's budget _ a price tag that covers the range of intelligence needs from the CIA to the high-tech satellites that spied on Osama bin Laden's compound.
The White House registered its objection before the vote, but did not threaten to veto the bill, which the House passed 386-28.
The National Security launched its National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program which will provide seminars and classes for interested students with hopes of building up the future cybersecurity workforce. The classes supplement the students' regular IT courses with lessons on cyber ethics and new technologies.
A search prompted by a bomb threat at a U.S. Army base in Utah has ended with an FBI spokeswoman saying agents have not turned up anything suspicious.
A pilot program DoD established to share cyber threat information between the NSA and Defense companies will be made permanent and expanded to include approximately 200 companies in the coming months.
At the Fed SMC Conference in Cambridge, Md., Federal News Radio's Tom Temin caught up with Chris Inglis, deputy director of NSA. He talked about a number of current issues, starting with cybersecurity.
The Pentagon still is responding to major cyber attacks on the nation after the fact, the military's top cyber official said Tuesday. It would rather stop them before they succeed.
Cyber attacks against federal websites and networks went up only 5 percent between 2010 and 2011.
Call for papers aims at developing protection for federal technology systems against cyber attacks.
Troy Lange, the mobility mission manager in the National Security Agency's Information Assurance Directorate, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss mobile risk management.
The National Security Agency's Central Security Service cut the ribbon on a new cyber facility in Georgia. The Georgia Cryptologic Center cost $286 million.
The National Security Agency has developed a better — and more economical approach — to fighting malware. Eric Chudow, a technical director for government mitigations in the NSA's Information Assurance Directorate, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the new method.
Hackers might be gearing up to shut off power in your office. National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander says the group Anonymous might have that capability in the next year or two.
Lawmakers at odds over critical infrastructure protection provisions. Sen. McCain promised to introduce a new version of a comprehensive cyber bill to focus on collaboration and information sharing instead of regulation of critical infrastructures. Sens. Joseph Lieberman and Susan Collins refute the criticism, saying they've held 10 hearings, hundreds of meeting and pleaded with others in the Senate to offer comments.
Thanks to the National Security Agency, there is now a security enhanced version of Android. This project is designed for agencies with strict access-control policies, such as the Defense Department.
The National Security Agency is developing cyber guidelines for its systems and ultimately any government or contractor network.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center is suing the Homeland Security Department and the National Security Agency. In both cases, EPIC is unhappy with how the government responded to its Freedom of Information Act requests.
President Obama recently signed the 2012 intelligence authorization bill, which requires status reports on released Guantanamo Bay detainees.
A bill to let spy agencies share intelligence on cyber threats with private companies was backed by a House of Representatives intelligence panel.
Mark Weatherford recently took the reins as deputy under secretary for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security.
Alexander says the cloud not only cuts IT costs but makes it easier to protect assets, according to Computer World.