Chinese Cyber Espionage, Warrants for GPS Data, and More

Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • Officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Justice are considering China Mobile’s license for providing international information service in the United States over concerns about cybersecurity and spying. More here.
  • Law enforcement and civil liberties groups debated a bill requiring a warrant to collect cellphone geolocation data at the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. More here.
  • The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are investing in research and development of brain-controlled prosthetics, which has recently demonstrated that people unable to move their own limbs can move robotic arms via neuro signals. More here.
  • House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers predicted that the United States will soon be hit by a major cyber attack. More here.
  • Michael Daniel, head of the Office of Management and Budget’s Intelligence Branch, will be replacing Howard Schmidt as the White House Cybersecurity Coordinator. More here.
  • The Department of Defense accused China of using cyber espionage to improve its economy and expand its military. More here.
  • The expansion of the Department of Defense’s voluntary cyber threat information sharing program with defense contractors may further weaken support for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. More here.

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