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Christopher Krebs: New DHS Task Force to Oversee State, Local Election Security

Christopher Krebs, acting undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity and critical infrastructure division, has said that DHS created a task force that will oversee the security of state and local voting systems, Nextgov reported Tuesday. He told the House Homeland Security Committee’s cybersecurity subcomittee during a hearing held …

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Eric Burger to Serve as FCC Chief Technology Officer

Eric Burger, former director of the National Science Foundation-sponsored Security and Software Engineering Research Center, has been appointed to serve as the Federal Communications Commission‘s next chief technology officer. He will succeed Henning Schulzrinne, who accepted a new position at Columbia University, and advise FCC and Chairman Ajit Pai and on technology …

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USAID Issues Grants to 25 Global Research Efforts

The U.S. Agency for International Development plans to invest a total of $5 million in 25 research projects across 15 USAID partner countries. USAID said Thursday the 25 new programs are funded under the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research initiative, which supports researchers in developing countries that work with U.S. government-backed researchers …

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