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Iran’s Nuclear Negotiator Says US Involved in Cyberattack

Telegraphing Iran’s negotiating stance entering key talks about its nuclear program in Turkey later this week, Tehran’s chief negotiator is charging that the United States was involved in a cyberattack that he said disrupted a peaceful program aimed at creating nuclear energy, not weapons. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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GSA Will Soon Restart Homeland Security Contract Competition

The General Services Administration is preparing to restart a multibillion-dollar competition to design, install, test and maintain a data network on the new Department of Homeland Security campus at St. Elizabeths. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Experts Stress Importance of DHS Authorization Bills

The question of whether Congress can pass an authorization bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) remains a source of speculation this term, despite a Republican majority in the House. Experts disagreed on how well the last Congress handled the contentious challenge, which could help establish greater exclusivity in DHS oversight for the House… Keep Reading

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TSA Hacker Sentenced to Prison

A judge has sentenced a former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker to two years in prison for trying to inject malicious code into federal databases after he was dismissed from his job. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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GAO Urges Agencies to Complete Smart Grid Cybersecurity Plans

Agencies in the departments of Commerce and Energy must strengthen their plans to protect the US electric smart grid as must the electricity industry, congressional investigators warned Wednesday. Agencies involved in the secure implementation of the smart grid must complete their work to ensure cyber attacks cannot knock out electricity for millions of Americans, Rep.… Keep Reading

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Treasury Urged To Take Action Against WikiLeaks

House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King, R-N.Y., Wednesday urged Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to place the whistleblower website WikiLeaks and its founder on a US government list that would ban people and companies in the United States from conducting business with both. Click here to read story. Keep Reading

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Obama Mulls Government Internet ID for All Americans

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt said Sunday that US President Barack Obama is considering an Internet ID for all Americans. The identity ecosystem would be handled by the Commerce Department. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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OMB: Agencies Must Assess Management of Classified Information

Strong counterintelligence and safeguarding postures are necessary to protect classified national security information, a memorandum for the heads of executive departments and agencies issued  this week by the Office of Management and Budget stressed. The memo, Initial Assessments of Safeguarding and Counterintelligence Postures for Classified National Security Information in Automated Systems, outlines a list of… Keep Reading

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Utah’s $1.5-Billion Cybersecurity Center Under Way

[Thursday’s] groundbreaking for a $1.5 billion National Security Agency data center is being billed as important in the short term for construction jobs and important in the long term for Utah’s reputation as a technology center. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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