UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The SDA's cyber-security initiative is supported by a coalition of public and private partners:
Former U.S. intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden is set to address a European Parliament inquiry on the NSA scandal. MEPs in the civil liberties committee voted on January 9th to have Snowden testify. Thirty-six MEPs voted in favour and two opposed with one abstention
Fifteen soldiers were awarded the newest U.S. Army military occupational specialty, cyber network defender, during a graduation ceremony on November 27th, held at Fort Gordon. The soldiers completed a 14-week course on cyber warfare, writes Defence Talk.
The world's leading technology companies have united to demand sweeping changes to U.S. surveillance laws, urging an international ban on bulk collection of data to help preserve the public's “trust in the internet”.