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White House Develops $19B Cybersecurity Action Plan

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The Obama administration has unveiled a national strategy meant to help agencies, companies and individuals bolster defense of their computer systems and sensitive data, the Christian Science Monitor reported Tuesday. Sara Sorcher writes President Barack Obama’s proposed $19 billion cybersecurity budget for fiscal 2017 includes $3.1 billion for government information technology modernization efforts as part of the Cybersecurity …

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NARA’s John Fitzpatrick Joins National Security Council as Info Security Mgmt Senior Director

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John Fitzpatrick, formerly director of the information security oversight office at the National Archives and Records Administration, has been named senior director for records access and information security management at the White House’s National Security Council, Federal Times reported Tuesday. Aaron Boyd writes Fitzpatrick will lead the National Industrial Security …

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Sen. John McCain: National Cyber Deterrence Plan Doesn’t Go Far Enough

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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday he believes a cyber deterrence policy that the White House has proposed to Congress lacks offensive approaches, FCW reported Tuesday. FCW quoted McCain as saying the proposal “does little to clarify the policy ambiguities that undermine the credibility of deterrence.” “The administration has …

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Michael Daniel: White House Unveils Cybersecurity Standardization Framework

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The White House has unveiled a strategy that calls for U.S. government, commercial and academic organizations to participate in the development of international standards to strengthen resilience and security of critical data and networks. Michael Daniel, the White House’s cybersecurity coordinator, wrote in a blog entry posted Wednesday that the framework supports international efforts to establish technical measures for the …

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