During his tenure as national intelligence director, Dennis Blair recognized the synergy between national security and economy security, and advocated initiatives that protected government and business systems.
Congressional leaders have vowed to get the much awaited financial regulatory reform bill passed and in front of President Obama before the Fourth of July. Yet, reform legislation as it's currently written will not prevent future financial crises, say some experts.
Veterans Affairs CIO tells a House panel that the VA has taken significant steps to prevent further IT security breaches that have plagued the agency, but auditors testify that the department faces alarming consequences because of a lack of security controls.
Most House members voted for the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, but with few Republicans supporting it, the measure failed to muster the two-thirds vote required to pass under rules that brought the bill back to life.
"When you think about the fact that every federal agency has been hacked into and enormous amounts of data have been stolen, we really don't have a whole lot of time to act," House Cybersecurity Caucus Co-Chairman Michael McCaul says.
A Congressman is citing the recent theft of an unencrypted laptop containing health information on 616 veterans as evidence that the Department of Veterans Affairs is not doing enough to protect information.