Briefs: Cyberspace -- The Next Battleground

The use of cyberwarfare to attack enemies is "just going to be one more arrow in the quiver" that the U.S. Department of Defense will use against hostile countries and groups, said U.S. Air Force General Richard Myers at a briefing this week.

Myers, who is expected to become vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff March 1, warned that cyberattacks will be used by other countries against the U.S.

Hospital Announces Plans to Cut IT StaffAs part of a US$20 million payroll reduction, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston will lay off several employees, including information-technology workers. Beth Israel Deaconess said the number of layoffs would probably be in the low hundreds.

IT Staffing to Expand

IT recruitment and consulting firm IT Staffing Ltd. has closed a $1.5 million private placement arranged by J.P. Turner and Co.

The cash raised will fund three acquisitions, an expansion of IT Staffing's credit facility and the launch of business-to-business recruitment technology.