In recent years, Justice Deparment officials said they've successfully disrupted major criminal botnet operations from stealing more information and money. But as criminals continually change their tactics, officials said several U.S. laws need to be changed or updated to keep pace.
The Internet Association filed comments July 14 in response to the Federal Communication Commission's net neutrality proposal that would allow Internet service providers offer faster service for websites willing to pay for it. The deadline for the comment period ends July 15.
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The Cyber Career Development Program teams up the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories with Bechtel under a three-year program that will expose recruits to how government and commercial organizations approach cybersecurity by rotating them to a different organization every year of their training.
The U.S. government has just wrapped up one of the largest cyber exercises to date, involving more than 500 participants from the military, law enforcement, civilian agencies, academia and the commercial sector.
A review of a bureau's information systems within the Treasury Department found a "signficant deficiency" in security measures over financial reporting, a Government Accountability Office report released July 18.
A Texas volunteer group that searches for lost and missing persons is resuming use of drones in such efforts after a federal court said the Federal Aviation Agency's email warning the group not to use such unmanned aircraft wasn't legally binding.
Despite implementing stronger computerized defenses, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation still needs to address weaknesses that are putting key financial systems and information at "unnecessary risk," congressional investigators said.
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President Obama amended Monday two executive orders that prohibit the federal government and its contractors from discriminating against gay and transgendered workers. Executive Order 11246, issued by President Lyndon Johnson, prohibits federal contractors from discriminating "against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex or national origin."
The head of the House subcommittee on military readiness said the Defense Department needs train soldiers for a broader set of missions during tough fiscal times, at a Center for Strategic and International Studies discussion last week. "People have extraordinary experience, but in a very narrow range of operation. I can guarantee you that the challenges they face in the future will not be exactly like what they have faced in Iraq and Afghanistan. So the question is how do you make sure you train to develop that capability?" said Rep. Robert Wittman (R-Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee subcommittee on readiness at the event.