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Report: Trump Administration to Issue Rules on Cyber Vulnerability Disclosures

The Trump administration is slated to release its rules for determining whether newly-discovered cybersecurity vulnerabilities should be disclosed or kept secret, Reuters reported Wednesday. An anonymous national security official told Reuters that the guidelines are expected to be published Wednesday on the White House website. The source added that the new …

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Trump to Nominate Alex Azar as HHS Secretary

President Donald Trump will nominate Alex Azar, chairman and founder of consulting firm Seraphim Strategies, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Azar previously served as president of Lilly USA, an affiliate of biopharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company, where he oversaw the U.S. biomedicines business unit, the White House said …

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Report Highlights Natl Governments’ Role in Smart City Devt

A new report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s Center for Data Innovation has outlined several ways national governments can help address challenges related to smart city development projects. ITIF said Oct. 30 the management of smart city projects should fall on city governments, but national government support is crucial to the long-term success of …

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Compromise Defense Budget Bill Would Authorize 13 Navy Ships in 2018

A compromise version of the 2018 defense policy bill would allow the U.S. Navy to acquire 13 ships — higher than the Trump administration’s request for eight vessels, Defense News reported Wednesday. Earlier this week, a joint House-Senate conference committee agreed on a compromise National Defense Authorization Act that includes $692 billion in …

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Report: NATO to Expand Command Centers, Cyber Operations

NATO plans to increase its military headquarters from seven to nine and integrate cyber efforts into all alliance operations, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The organization’s defense ministers agreed to build a maritime security-focused command center in the Atlantic as well as a Europe-based command site for troop movements, with specific locations to be identified …

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Kirstjen Nielsen Eyes DHS Hiring Process Modernization as DHS Secretary Nominee

Kirstjen Nielsen, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security, has said she would help DHS implement a “holistic” approach to recruit border security and cybersecurity professionals if Congress approves her nomination, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Nielsen told the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs during a …

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