Flame Developed by the US and Israel, House Judiciary Committee reauthorizes FISA Amendments Act, and More

June 20, 2012
Cyber Security
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Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • An anonymous official confirmed that United States and Israel jointly developed the Flame spying malware. More here.
  • The Veterans Affairs Department would need a staff of 4,000 to scan and digitize its backlogged paper records. More here.
  • The House Judiciary Committee reauthorized the FISA Amendments Act allowing the government to Americans’ phone calls and emails without a probable-cause warrant if one of the parties is outside the United States. More here.
  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launched an online database of consumer complaints against credit card companies. More here.
  • Lack of information on older and smaller federal data centers hinders measuring progress in data center consolidation. More here.

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