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CIGIE Report: Cybersecurity, IT Modernization Among Areas That Need Cross-Agency Collaboration

A new report by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency has identified six critical areas that IGs need to address to facilitate and build up cross-agency collaboration. CIGIE said in the December 2017 report those areas include information technology infrastructure modernization; cybersecurity; effort to protect national security; …

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Andrea Thompson to Serve as Nat’l Security Adviser to Mike Pence, Deputy Asst to Trump

Andrea Thompson, a retired U.S. Army colonel and former national security adviser to the House Homeland Security Committee, will assume the roles of deputy assistant to the president and national security adviser to the vice president. The White House said Wednesday Thompson, who most recently worked as director of the McChrystal Group Leadership …

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DHS Establishes Initiative to Address Encryption Challenges

The Department of Homeland Security has launched an effort to collaborate with the technology community, law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders to stop terrorist abuse of encryption tools. DHS took action after House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) asked the department to establish an advisory board that will help address …

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Report: White House Report on Industrial Base Review Could Be Ready by April

The Defense Department is halfway through a cross-government review of the national security industrial base and expects working groups to come up with draft recommendations this month, Breaking Defense reported Monday. An administration official said Peter Navarro, a White House adviser, and his staff will analyze, synthesize and assemble those recommendations …

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Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster: National Security Strategy Aims to Reclaim US Strategic Confidence

Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, national security adviser under President Donald Trump’s administration, has said the White House’s national security strategy would focus on how to help the U.S. regain its strategic confidence, DoD News reported Sunday. McMaster said Saturday during his speech at the Reagan National Defense Forum in …

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