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Robert Strayer Joins State Dept as Tech Policy Lead

Robert Strayer, former general counsel for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has joined the State Department as deputy assistant secretary for cyber and international communications and information policy. Strayer will lead U.S. engagement on technology policy and digital economy with international organizations in his new role, the Computer & Communications …

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James Clapper: Cyber Attacks Target US Presidential Campaigns

James Clapper, director of national intelligence, has warned about what he calls indications of cyber threats against the 2016 U.S. presidential campaigns, Politico reported Wednesday. Clapper told his audience at an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center that authorities have discovered actors who are waging cyber attacks against campaign-associated …

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Former House Aide: Govt Shutdown Could Hit Workers’ Back Pay

A former congressional aide says there is no guarantee that federal employees will receive back pay if the government shuts down at the end of this month, GovExec reported Tuesday. Kellie Lunney writes Scott Lilly, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, told the publication that current House …

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Senate Votes to Suspend Debt Ceiling Until May

The Senate has passed a “No Budget No Pay” bill authorizing a temporary suspension of the current debt limit of $16.4 trillion through May 18. According to a NextGov article, the bill was given that name because it contains a provision which would prevent lawmakers from being paid if Congress fails …

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