Al Qaeda’s Electronic Jihad, NSA Cyber Operations Classes, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • An Al Qaeda video calls for an “electronic jihad” against American computer networks. More here.
  • The National Security Agency will set up Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations at Dakota State University, Naval Postgraduate School, Northeastern University, and University of Tulsa where cleared students can learn cyber operations. More here.
  • Rather than defer to Defense Information System Agency as originally intended for data center consolidation, the Department of Defense will implement a Joint Information Environment policy where military services and DISA can set up regional data center franchises. More here.
  • The Department of Homeland Security warns of scams, malware, hacktivism, and information theft around this year’s Summer Olympics. More here.
  • Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki announced that their departments will not deploy an integrated electronic health record until 2017. More here.
  • The Office of Management and Budget is releasing an “anytime, anywhere, any device” strategy for making government information and services available to citizens. More here.

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