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Jonathan Woodson: Sequestration Reduces Medical Facility Funds

The Defense Department‘s top doctor is concerned about sequestration’s effects on patients, staff and facilities in the military healthcare system. Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary for health affairs, told the House Armed Services Committee will take away funding used to maintain, restore and update military medical facilities, American Forces Press …

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Issa, Cummings Propose New FOIA Compliance Bill

The top two lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have proposed new legislation that would require the government build a single portal for handling Freedom of Information Act requests. Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) would also require agencies to post online documents that are …

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NIST Drafting Private Sector Cyber Framework; Ari Schwartz Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is drafting cybersecurity regulations for private companies and businesses that manage critical infrastructure. NIST said at an industry briefing hosted by Venable LLP that it has been visiting and asking businesses to help support a nationwide cybersecurity program, Nextgov reported Monday. Ari Schwartz, …

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GAO: DHS CERT Team Received 48K Hacking Incident Reports In 2012

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team received more than 48,000 reports of hackers trying to attack federal government networks in 2012, the Government Accountability Office has found. Federal News Radio reports Greg Wilshusen, GAO’s director of information security issues, reported that figure and other findings on cybersecurity at agencies during …

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Brett Williams: Cyber Planning Similar To Conventional War

Cyber operations require the same amount of much military planning and execution used in conventional warfare, U.S. Cyber Command‘s operations director recently said at a cyber seminar. Maj. Gen. Brett Williams and several other officials discussed the status of the country’s cybersecurity efforts Feb. 22 at the Feb. 22 forum …

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Janet Napolitano: DHS Prioritizing Future Cyber Attack Prevention

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a Senate committee Thursday that DHS is focusing on preventing future cyber attacks over combating current cyber incidents, Nextgov reports. Aliya Sternstein writes Napolitano was addressing a question from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) on the recent cybersecurity executive order’s ability to balance protecting intellectual …

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