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DOJ Establishes Cyber-Digital Task Force; Attorney General Jeff Sessions Comments

The Justice Department has formed a task force to examine how federal law enforcement organizations can help address cybersecurity threats. DOJ said Tuesday Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked the Cyber-Digital Task Force to produce a report about critical infrastructure interference efforts, internet misuse, information theft, internet-based law enforcement avoidance and cyber exploitation activities that …

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Reports: Trump Dismisses FBI Director James Comey

President Donald Trump has fired James Comey as FBI director following recommendations of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that the bureau needs new leadership. Trump’s decision is based on how Comey handled the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a …

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Senate Confirms Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General

The Senate voted 52-47 Wednesday to confirm Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general, Reuters reported Thursday. Julia Edwards Ainsley writes Sessions is the eighth of President Donald Trump’s 22 Cabinet nominees that have been confirmed. Sessions served as a Republican senator from Alabama for four terms beginning in 1997. He was a member of …

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Military Times: Jeff Sessions, Mike Flynn Among Top Defense Secretary Candidates for Trump Administration

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) and former Defense Intelligence Agency Mike Flynn are among the top candidates for president-elect Donald Trump’s appointee as defense secretary, Military Times reported Wednesday. Leo Shane, Aaron Mehta and Joe Gould write that Trump, who will select personnel to serve under national security posts next year, received advice from …

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Omnibus Spending Bill on the Ropes

In the wake of the Congressional midterm elections and a dust up over appropriations in September that resulted in a continuing resolution, Democrats are once again seeking to pass a spending bill. The Hill reports that Democrats are looking to pass a compromise omnibus spending bill between $1.106 and $1.108 …

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