A new report by Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) details widespread cybersecurity breaches in the federal government, despite billions in spending to secure the nation’s most sensitive information.
The report, released on Tuesday, found that approximately 40 percent of breaches go undetected, and highlighted “serious vulnerabilities in the government’s efforts to protect its own civilian computers and networks.”
Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.) criticized the decision by NASA’s Ames Research Center to prohibit Chinese scientists from attending an upcoming conference in a Tuesday letter to agency administrator Charles Bolden.
A Chinese national suspected of taking sensitive NASA documents to China was arraigned in federal court Monday after being captured by the FBI over the weekend as he tried to board a one-way flight bound for China, according to Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.).
The Discovery shuttle flew for the last time Tuesday, beginning in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on the back of a 747, looping around the monuments in Washington D.C., and landing in Virginia, where it will ultimately be transferred to the Udvar-Hazy annex of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.