Today's federal cybersecurity and information technology news:
- The White House has threatened to veto the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) if it reaches the President in its current form. More here.
- The Office of Management and Budget agrees, asking President Obama to veto the bill. More here.
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided the apartment of Barrett Brown, the unofficial spokesman of Anonymous. More here.
- Research by MeriTalk shows that an estimated $5.5 billion has been saved by the federal government organizations moving to cloud-based systems with room for another $6.5 billion more in savings a year. More here.
- r, the Department of State's of enterprise network management, will be joining the Department of Homeland Security as as director of federal network resilience. More here.
- Gregory Wilshusen, director of information issues for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified before a House Homeland Security Committee panel that cyberattacks against federal IT increased by 680% in the last 5 years. More here.