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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.
Tags: technology , management , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , John McCain , Tom Ridge , Janet Napolitano , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , cybersecurity , critical infrastructure , privacy , DoD , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , Jason Miller
Gen. Keith Alexander, head of both the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, says defense networks are not defensible from cyber attacks. His plan for getting back on track includes consolidating the number of networks and data centers and moving toward cloud computing.
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.
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.
Chief information officers in the intelligence community said despite cultural challenges, it makes sense to treat the IC as one IT enterprise. They owe an implementation plan to IC agency heads by the end of this year.
Tags: technology , IT , ODNI , Intelligence Community , CIA , NRO , NGA , DIA , Jeanne Tisinger , James Clapper , Al Tarasiuk , Jill Singer , Neill Tipton , industry , information sharing , cloud computing , budget , Jared Serbu
After a decade of uninterrupted spending growth, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has submitted budget cutting plans for intelligence agencies to the White House. The intelligence community will try to save money mostly through IT efficiencies, and will try to protect its civilian workforce while drawing down on its reliance upon contractors.