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Report: Trump Reinstates North Korea’s ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’ Designation

President Donald Trump has decided to designate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism for “repeatedly” backing assassinations overseas and other terrorist acts, CNN reported Tuesday. Trump said Monday during a public cabinet meeting at the White House that the Treasury Department is set Tuesday to introduce new sanctions against …

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Report: Trump Administration to Issue Rules on Cyber Vulnerability Disclosures

The Trump administration is slated to release its rules for determining whether newly-discovered cybersecurity vulnerabilities should be disclosed or kept secret, Reuters reported Wednesday. An anonymous national security official told Reuters that the guidelines are expected to be published Wednesday on the White House website. The source added that the new …

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$500M Provision to Modernize Federal IT Included in Negotiated Defense Authorization Bill

Lawmakers have incorporated a provision that would fund federal agencies’ efforts to update information technology systems as part of the final version of the proposed defense authorization plan for fiscal year 2018, The Hill reported Thursday. A Senate Armed Services Committee spokesperson confirmed to the publication that the Modernizing Government …

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Former NASA Chief Michael Griffin to be Nominated DoD Acquisition Deputy Undersecretary

President Donald Trump will nominate Michael Griffin, former NASA administrator, as principal deputy defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, Reuters reported Saturday. Once confirmed, Griffin is expected to transition to the role of defense undersecretary for research and engineering by February 2018 as part of a reorganization plan the Defense Department announced in …

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Trump to Appoint John Zangardi as DHS CIO

President Donald Trump intends to name John Zangardi, acting chief information officer at the Defense Department, as CIO at the Department of Homeland Security, the White House announced Thursday. Zangardi previously served as principal deputy CIO at DoD and deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, information …

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Lockheed Exec John Rood Picked for DoD Policy Undersecretary Post

John Rood, a corporate officer and senior vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s international business since March 2016, will be nominated as Defense Department undersecretary for policy. The White House said Wednesday Rood also has more than 20 years of federal service that included positions at the State Department, CIA, National Security Council and …

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