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WSJ: Trump Reverses Obama-Era Directive on Cyberweapons

President Trump has revoked an Obama-era policy that required government agencies to seek approval from various federal stakeholders before engaging in offensive cyber operations, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. He issued an executive order Wednesday to reverse the Presidential Policy Directive 20 as part of efforts to prevent foreign influence in U.S. …

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Trump to Sign $717B Defense Policy Bill at Fort Drum

President Trump will sign the Congress-approved $717 billion defense policy bill for 2019 at Fort Drum in New York, Washington Examiner reported Wednesday. Last week, House and Senate lawmakers finalized the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes provisions to prohibit the government from using technologies from Chinese telecommunication firms and …

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Two Bipartisan Bills Aim to Bolster US Election Security, Address Cybercrime

Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., have introduced a pair of cybersecurity bills in a move to increase the government’s ability to thwart cyber threats from hostile nations and secure U.S. election systems. Graham’s office said Tuesday the International Cybercrime Prevention Act that would equip federal prosecutors …

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