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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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Melissa Hathaway: Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Would Require 14 Reports on Cyber Issues

Melissa Hathaway, a senior adviser at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, has said President Donald Trump’s cybersecurity executive order will require 14 new reports on various cyber-related areas, BankInfoSecurity reported Thursday. The former White House cybersecurity adviser noted that agencies will need to allocate time and personnel to meet reporting requirements, which …

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Reuters: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Urges ISPs to Comply With Open Internet Principles

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has asked U.S. internet service providers to enter into voluntary agreements that will reflect their commitment to maintain an open internet, Reuters reported Thursday. David Shepardson writes Pai also discussed his plans to reverse current net neutrality rules with trade groups that represent the telecommunications industry during …

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Vice Adm. Mary Jackson Assumes Navy Installations Command Leadership

Vice Adm. Mary Jackson, former commander of Navy Region Southeast, officially assumed the role of commander of the Navy Installations Command during a change-of-command ceremony held Friday in Washington. The service branch said Friday Jackson succeeded Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, who served as the fifth CNIC and managed 71 Navy installations under 11 regions that include …

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James Comey: FBI Investigates Russia’s Interference in US Election

FBI Director James Comey has informed House Intelligence Committee members that the bureau is looking into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election and any coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, CNN reported Tuesday. Stephen Collinson writes Comey told the committee at a Monday hearing that FBI will also investigate if any crimes were committed in the …

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GSA to Get $200M Funding Increase Under Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal

President Donald Trump’s budget request for fiscal 2018 would raise the General Services Administration’s discretionary spending authority to $500 million, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday. Daniel J. Sernovitz writes the figure represents a $200 million increase from GSA’s current budget authority and is up from the Obama administration’s $361 million …

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Gen. James Holmes Succeeds Gen. Hawk Carlisle as Air Combat Command Chief

Gen. James Holmes, former deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements at the U.S. Air Force, has officially assumed leadership of the Air Combat Command during a ceremony held Friday at Joint Base Langley–Eustis in Virginia. The Air Force said Friday Holmes succeeded Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, who retired from service after a …

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Members of Obama’s Cyber Commission Urge Trump to Execute Cybersecurity Recommendations

Three members of a cybersecurity commission that former President Barack Obama established under a 2016 executive order have called on the Trump administration to implement its recommendations to build up the federal government’s cybersecurity posture, The Hill newspaper reported Monday. The Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity released a report in …

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