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The FedCyber Wire

HASC defense authorization bill on House floor

via Fierce Government IT Defense spending would be authorized slightly more under a House Armed Services Committee-approved markup than the Obama administration had requested for next year’s federal fiscal budget. The bill was on the House floor May 26 for debate and amendments, with passage o [...]

DHS plans expansion of cybersecurity workforce

“The Department of Homeland Security plans to grow its cybersecurity workforce by more than 50 percent, as lawmakers and the White House work to expand the department’s authority in securing both government and private-sector websites. By October 2012, DHS’ cyber staff will grow fr [...]

Iran to establish first cyber command

via Tehran Times TEHRAN – Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Brigadier General Masood Jazayeri has said Iran plans to establish the country’s first cyber command. The Islamic Republic has completed the preliminary studies on the cyber command, Jazayeri told the Mehr News Agency on Tuesday. [...]

Safety Net for the Net

via The American Prospect Last week, President Barack Obama unveiled legislation aimed at making cyberspace safer. “Cyberspace” is, admittedly, a clunky term, but no one has yet come up with anything better to describe the totality of Internet connections, electrical grids, consumer data [...]

DARPA Seeks More Resilient Cloud Infrastructure

via InformationWeek Government The research arm of the Department of Defense (DOD) is seeking to develop cloud-computing-based infrastructure that builds resiliency directly into the network to more effectively support military missions. Through a project called the Mission-oriented Resilient Clouds [...]

Top Cybersecurity Official Resigns

via National Journal Phil Reitinger, the Department of Homeland Security’s top cyber and computer crimes official, is resigning just days after the administration launched its most ambitious cybersecurity initiative. “I have decided that the time has come for me to move on from the Depar [...]