The High Costs of FISMA and Google Lobbying, and More

Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • The the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2012 currently being debated in the House of Representatives would cost the federal government an estimated $710 million through 2017. More here.
  • The hacktivist group UGNazi has taken the official CIA website offline with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. More here.
  • Google spent $5 million on lobbying between January and March this year, more the Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook combined. More here.
  • The Department of Defense expects to get approval from the White House within 60 days to expand its pilot cybersecurity threat information sharing program to include 200 contractors. More here.

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