Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:
Top officers from each of the military branches warned a House Armed Services subcommittee that sequestration would be devastating to cybersecurity. More here.
The Department of Homeland Security is standing up 13 portfolio governance boards to oversee information technology efforts. More here.
A researcher at the Black Hat conference demonstrated security gaps that allowed him to insert fake airplanes into the Federal Aviation Administration’s new Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system. More here.
Requirements to make government websites handicapped accessible greatly complicates smartphone and tablet versions. More here.
The Air Force plans to purchase up to 32 GPS III satellites, which will provide more accurate and secure global positioning. More here.
The White House issued strong support for the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 with the inclusion of a few minor amendments of its own. More here.
The Veterans Affairs Department is considering a national mobile device and services contract for its 300,000 employees. More here.