Congress Opens Investigation Into HBGary Scandal
by Parmy Olson
==UPDATE===: Following a query by Twitter user @Shoq, here are the 16 other Congressmen/women who signed Rep. Hank Johnson’s letter seeking an investigation into HBGary and others, via Salon: Keith Ellison, Luis Gutierrez, Jesse Jackson Jr., Sheila Jackson Lee, Chris Murphy, Edolphus Towns, Betty Sutton, Peter Welch, Raul Grijalva, Bruce Braley, Mike Honda, Barbara Lee, Jim McDermott, Tim Ryan, Pete Stark and Maxine Waters.
The U.S. Congress is stepping into the continuing HBGary scandal after global hacktivist group Anonymous exposed proposals by the government-contracted software security firm to damage WikiLeaks and other organizations.
The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities on Wednesday asked the Defence Department and National Security Agency (NSA) to hand over all contracts they had signed with HBGary Federal, Palantir Technologies and Berico Technologies, Wired reports.