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3/15/12: First Responder Wireless Network, NORTHCOM, and More

3/15/12: First Responder Wireless Network, NORTHCOM, and More

  • The National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking to use a $300 million increase in funding to improve its wireless communications network for first responders and emergency workers. More here.
  • The DoD plans to recruit and retain cybersecurity professionals through a scholarship program administered by the NSA. More here.
  • A recently released Office of Management and Budget annual report shows that  the federal government needed improvement in most cybersecurity areas, and that increased spending did not always mean better performance. More here.
  • U.S. Northern Command is prioritizing cybersecurity and “consequence management in the event of a catastrophic cyber attack on this country.” More here.