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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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Report: White House Eyes Approval of Missile, F-16 Sale to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain

The White House looks to approve a proposed $300 million foreign military sale of precision-guided missile package to Saudi Arabia and a potential multibillion dollar order for F-16 aircraft from Bahrain, The Washington Times reported Wednesday. A U.S. government official told The Times the approval of both transactions would be “significant” sales …

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Report: US Treasury Lifts IT Product Sales Ban on Russia

The Treasury Department has lifted the ban on sales of information technology products to Russia, USA Today reported Thursday. Doug Stanglin writes the department’s office of foreign assets control made some changes on economic sanctions imposed by the previous administration against all transactions and activities with Russia’s federal security service. Former …

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Gregory Touhill Exits Role as Federal Chief Information Security Officer

Gregory Touhill, federal chief information security officer, has stepped down Tuesday following a four-month stint as head of civilian cybersecurity policies within the Office of Management and Budget, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday. Aaron Boyd writes Touhill’s resignation comes ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Jan. 20 and on the same day as …

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Reince Priebus: Trump Accepts Intell Community’s Conclusion on Russia-Linked Election Hacks

Reince Priebus, incoming White House chief of staff, has said President-elect Donald Trump has acknowledged the U.S. intelligence community’s findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election through cyber hacking operations, Reuters reported Monday. Toni Clarke and Dustin Volz write Priebus said on the program “Fox News Sunday” Trump planned to ask …

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