Here is today's federal cybersecurity and information technology news:
- The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command is seeking wearable stress sensors powered by soldiers. More here.
- During a visit by a visit by a Chinese defense minister, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said that the US and China must work together to avoid unleashing their formidable cyber warfare capabilities against each other. More here.
- A proposed 2013 spending bill by the House Appropriations Committee would increase Department of Homeland Security cybersecurity funding by 63% to $791 million. More here.
- House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Howard McKeon pushed for a clause in the draft bill of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2013 which confirms that the Department of Defense has the authority to conduct cyber operations. More here.
- Making businesses bear the cost of regulation has sparked debate about the Lieberman-Collins cybersecurity legislation. More here.