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Report: President Obama Discusses His Cybersecurity Agenda with Congressional Leaders

President Barack Obama has met with congressional leaders to promote legislation to allow public and private organizations to share cyber threat information in real time, FedTech Magazine reported Thursday. Nicole Blake Johnson writes President Obama said during a speech Tuesday at the National Cybersecurity Communications Integration Center that White House will …

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Stephen Cambone: Legislation Needed to Help Build Public Cyber Awareness

Stephen Cambone, former undersecretary of defense for intelligence, said that he believes there is “no such notion of security” in the Internet as he calls for increased public understanding of cybersecurity, Information Week reported Monday. Patience Wait writes that Cambone joined other cybersecurity professionals at SAP National Security Services‘ National Security Summit to highlight …

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Adm. Michael Rogers: IT Pros Can Help Protect the US at NSA

Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, told an audience at Stanford University this week that information technology professionals can help protect the country if they work at the agency, USA Today reported Monday. Elizabeth Weise writes that the agency aims to keep pace with the developments in Silicon Valley, such as the sourcing …

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DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson Urges Passage of Cyber Bill to Safeguard Critical Infrastructure

Congress should move swiftly and pass a bill that would bolster the nation’s cybersecurity before lawmakers adjourn for midterm campaigning, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson writes in an opinion piece for The Hill newspaper. Johnson says cyber-dependent systems are vulnerable to data theft, espionage and disruptive attacks, and needs protection …

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Proposes Tax Incentives to Spur Cyber Intell Sharing

A bill sponsored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) would offer tax credits to private infrastructure operators who coordinate with information sharing and analysis centers to mitigate cyber threats. Gillibrand’s office said Thursday the Cyber Information Sharing Tax Credit Act‘s goal is to encourage businesses to strengthen their cybersecurity by participating …

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Report: Nick Nayak to Leave DHS for Private Sector

Nick Nayak, chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security for nearly three-and-a-half years, will leave the government in July and explore opportunities in the private sector, the Washington Business Journal reported Tuesday. Jill Aitoro writes that Nayak could stay at DHS past his planned departure date to help with the …

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