Here is today's federal cybersecurity and information technology news:
- The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is struggling with matching first responder needs and budget cuts. More here.
- Senator John McCain once again pushes for a greater role for the Department of Defense in cybersecurity and asks for Gen. Kieth Alexander of Cyber Command to support his Secure IT of 2012 bill. More here.
- Interpol will make countering cyber crime a top priority this year. More here.
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation raised concerns about criminal use of the anonymous Bitcoin payment network in an internal report. More here.
- The Department of Homeland Security encourages everyone to check their computers for signs of the DNSChanger malware before they are taken offline. More here.
- The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has funded research into networks that evolve and adapt to protect against intrusions. More here.
- FBI Director Robert Mueller asked that technology companies make products that can be wiretapped and called for harsher penalties for cyber crime at a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee. More here.