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DHS, NIST to Sponsor Smart City Cybersecurity Challenge

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Homeland Security will sponsor a challenge that will urge participants to design smart city technologies with cybersecurity as the top priority. NIST said Thursday the 2018 Global City Teams Challenge, called “Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge,” will forge collaborations …

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Reuters: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Urges ISPs to Comply With Open Internet Principles

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has asked U.S. internet service providers to enter into voluntary agreements that will reflect their commitment to maintain an open internet, Reuters reported Thursday. David Shepardson writes Pai also discussed his plans to reverse current net neutrality rules with trade groups that represent the telecommunications industry during …

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FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Named Agency Chairman

Ajit Pai, a Federal Communications Commissioner, has been selected by President Donald Trump to lead the telecommunications regulatory agency, Space News reported Tuesday. Caleb Henry writes Pai succeeded former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and his appointment did not require approval from the Senate because he was confirmed to work at FCC as a …

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Profile: James Baker, FBI General Counsel

In January 2014 James Baker was appointed the general counsel for the FBI. He was an associate general counsel for Bridgewater Associates prior to his current appointment. Under the attorney general’s honors program, Baker joined the Justice Department‘s criminal division in 1990 as a federal prosecutor for the division’s fraud …

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Former Census CTO Avi Bender Joins Commerce Dept as National Technical Information Service Head

Avi Bender, former chief technology officer for the U.S. Census Bureau, has been appointed to lead the Commerce Department‘s National Technical Information Service that distributes federal science and engineering information and data. Commerce said Monday Bender has played a role in the Census Bureau’s modernization efforts and has previous executive leadership experience from other federal agencies …

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EPA, DOE Release 2016 Energy Star Partners of the Year List

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Energy Department have released the list of awardees for the 2016 edition of Energy Star Partners of the Year. Both agencies have recognized 149 businesses from 35 states for its actions that worked to address energy-efficiency and environment protection, DOE said Tuesday. “Energy Star Partner of the …

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Andy Ozment: DHS Adds Netflow Analysis Offering to Cyber Info-Sharing Program

The Department of Homeland Security has authorized four companies to offer a network analysis service to their commercial and government clients as part of DHS’ Enhanced Cybersecurity Services voluntary information-sharing program. The NetFlow Analysis tool will work to help AT&T, CenturyLink, Lockheed Martin and Verizon identify and examine malicious activity in enterprise computer systems, …

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