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Pentagon Seeks More Cybersecurity Funding

DoD Buzz — The Pentagon wants more funding to protect its computer networks from attack as Congress considers legislation to allow intelligence agencies to share information about potential threats with the private sector. The Defense Department’s spending on so-called cyberspace operations would jump 21 percent to $4.7 billion in fiscal 2014, which begins Oct. 1. […]

Welcome to sequester deadline week

Washington Post — The sequester is set to kick in on Friday, leaving Congress little time to prevent across-the-board spending cuts that would start this week and last until they’ve saved up to $1.2 trillion over 10 years. Democratic and Republican leaders are expected to introduce competing proposals this week that would replace the indiscriminate […]

CNSNews l Chinese Hackers Stole Plans for America’s New Joint Strike Fighter Plane, Says Investigations Subcommittee Chair

Intruders from China hacked into computers and stole the blueprints for America’s new joint strike fighter planes, the F-35 and F-22, according to the chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) made the statement during a Tuesday hearing on cyber security. “I’ve been dealing with this […]

The Hill l Pentagon starts new initiatives to curb military sexual assault

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced new Pentagon initiatives Wednesday to try to reduce an “unacceptable” number of sexual assaults in the military. Panetta said there were 3,191 reports of sexual assault in 2011, a slight increase from 2010. Because the crime is underreported, the military estimates that the actual number was closer to 19,000, Panetta […]