Stuxnet Leak Investigation, 23% Cuts to the DHS CIO’s Budget, and More

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

  • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has announced an investigation into leaks including the U.S. involvement in Stuxnet. More here.
  • The Senate Armed Services Committee asks the Department of Defense to improve its ability to collect and analyze network flow data records. More here.
  • A new policy at the Department of Labor forces journalists to use government owned computers, government selected software, and government owned Internet transmission lines to report on their economic data. More here.
  • Brown University scientists have developed a biochip that can identify strains of the flu in minutes rather than days, which is in line with some Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency initiatives. More here.
  • The $20 billion government-wide acquisition contract emphasizes commodity infrastructure and an enterprise approach. More here.
  • The House of Representatives approved Department of Homeland Security fiscal year 2013 spending bill would reduce funding for the Office of the Chief Information Officer by 23%. More here.

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