Developing the National Cybersecurity Workforce, The National Level Exercise 2012, and More

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

  • The Department of Homeland Security has launched a new initiative to develop and recruit the national cybersecurity workforce. More here.
  • A Washington Post poll finds that Americans are divided about what role, if any, the federal government should play in setting and enforcing cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure and services in the private sector. More here.
  • Most states have not yet enrolled in the voluntary Commercial Mobile Alert System also known as the Personal Localized Alerting Network, which pushes local emergency alerts out through private wireless carriers. More here.
  • The Department of Homeland Security is leading the National Level Exercise 2012 to test the nation’s ability to respond to prepare for and respond to a major cyber attack. More here.
  • The Department of Homeland Security still prefers to use paper rather than computers to deliver documents to Congress. More here.
  • The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration is adopting Microsoft Office 365 for collaboration and email in the cloud. More here.
  • The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has issued a request for information on iPhone and iPad applications to present news, grant opportunities, job postings, scientific findings, and multimedia content. More here.

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