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3/21/2012: Cyber Rules of Engagement, A More Dangerous Cyberspace, and More

3/21/2012: Cyber Rules of Engagement, A More Dangerous Cyberspace, and More

  • The Joint Staff and Office of Secretary of Defense’s Office of Policy are working on unified rules of engagement for cyberspace that should be ready within the next two months. More here.
  • The House Armed Services Committee told top defense officials at a hearing that the Department of Defense, not Homeland Security, should be tasked with defending the networks for critical infrastructure. More here.
  • The Federal Health Architecture in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has revamped its open-source gateway software for health information exchanges. More here.
  • Only between 6 and 20 cloud computing vendors will be  certified for federal use through FedRAMP in the first six to eight months after the program launches in June. More here.
  • The Air Force will be next to move to the Defense Information Systems Agency’s enterprise email services. More here.
  • White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt says that an enterprise security approach to cyber is  is one of the Obama administration’s IT security aims. More here.
  • Gen Kieth Alexander, head of Cyber Command and the NSA, testified House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities that “cyberspace is becoming more dangerous.” More here.