WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government may have to reconsider how much it relies on outside defense contractors who are given top security clearances, after an NSA contractor exposed top-secret phone and internet surveillance programs.
Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old systems technician at Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp, admitted on Sunday that he divulged details of the National Security Agency’s programs to the Guardian and Washington Post.
WASHINGTON, June 7 (Reuters) – On the site of a former
military golf course where President Dwight Eisenhower once
played, the future of U.S. warfare is rising in the shape of the
new $358 million headquarters for the military’s Cyber Command.
The command, based at Fort Meade, Maryland, about 25 miles
north of Washington, is rushing to add between 3,000 and 4,000
new cyber warriors under its wing by late 2015, more than
quadrupling its size.
#TSA makes 180 – decides not to allow small knives on planes after months of criticism from flight attendants and passengers
WASHINGTON, June 5 (Reuters) – The top U.S. transportation
security official said on Wednesday that he had decided not to
permit passengers to carry small knives on airplanes, after
receiving a drumbeat of criticism from flight attendants and the
public that easing restrictions would increase flight dangers.
Transportation Security Administration head John Pistole,
who had proposed to loosen rules put in place in the wake of the
Sept. 11 hijackings, told Reuters he had decided to scrap the
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Six months after a U.S. cybersecurity bill died in the Senate, some Obama administration officials and lawmakers are optimistic they can get a new law passed amid heightened public awareness of hacking attacks and cyber espionage.
With top intelligence officials warning that cyber attacks have replaced terrorism as the leading threat against the United States, the White House and lawmakers have spent months discussing how to improve the flow of information between the government and the private sector.