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FedCyber News for 3/9/12: New U.S. CTO, Chinese Cyber Warfare, and More

FedCyber News for 3/9/12: New U.S. CTO, Chinese Cyber Warfare, and More

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March 9, 2012
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  • Todd Park, previously the CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has been named the new United States Chief Technology Officer. More here.
  • The U.S. Energy Information Administration, which gathers and posts oil and natural-gas supply statistics used by commodity traders, announced that it was “satisfied” with its cybersecurity. More here.
  • The congressional U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission released a report stating that Chinese cyber warfare would be a serious threat to the U.S. military in a conflict. More here.
  • The  Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded Northrop Grumman  and McAfee a $189 million contract to further develop its Host-Based Security Systems. More here.
  •  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder requested more funding in 2o13 for Department of Justice programs including the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative. More here.