Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:
Howard Schmidt, the White House cybersecurity coordinator, will be stepping down at the end of this month. More here.
Bruce McConnell, cyber-security counselor for the Department of Homeland Security, warned that if the private sector doesn’t make serious investments in cybersecurity, it risks losing “long term-competitiveness.” More here.
The Department of Transportation has issued a solicitation for partners to assess and test network security systems. More here.
Senator John Corryn proposed legislation to reserve 55,000 greencards for foreign graduates from advanced science, technology, engineering, and math programs at U.S. universities. More here.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) found that the most common internet crime of 2011 was scammers impersonating the FBI. More here.
Two of HTC’s Android smartphones were blocked from entering the U.S. by an International Trade Commission order. More here.