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Treasury Dept Issues Sanctions to North Korean Cyber Actors

The Department of the Treasury has issued sanctions against North Korean cyber terrorists who have targeted critical infrastructure. These state-sponsored hacking groups, known as Lazarus Group, Andariel and Bluenoroff, have been working with the Reconnaissance General Bureau, a North Korean intelligence agency, the department said Friday.

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New Bill Seeks 3.2% Federal Employee Pay Raise for 2018

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia) has introduced a bill that aims to increase the salary of federal employees by up to 3.2 percent in 2018, Government Executive reported Tuesday. Eric Katz writes the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act seeks a 2 percent boost to federal workers’ base pay and a 1.2 percent average increase to …

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Reports: US, China Agree to Continue Bilateral Cyber Partnership

The U.S. and China have agreed to extend a cybersecurity cooperation partnership that was originally forged between the two countries in 2015, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. Both countries aim to further bilateral efforts to address cyber crime, exchange threat information, protect networks. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions; Elaine Duke, acting secretary …

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Report: Trump Administration Starts UAV Export Policy Review

The White House is reviewing a 2015 export policy that governs the sale of U.S.-built unmanned aerial vehicles to the country’s allies, Defense News reported Thursday. An unnamed government official told Defense News that the review part of the Trump administration’s efforts to update U.S. defense trade policy. “While these …

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Melissa Hathaway: Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Would Require 14 Reports on Cyber Issues

Melissa Hathaway, a senior adviser at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, has said President Donald Trump’s cybersecurity executive order will require 14 new reports on various cyber-related areas, BankInfoSecurity reported Thursday. The former White House cybersecurity adviser noted that agencies will need to allocate time and personnel to meet reporting requirements, which …

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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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Vice Adm. Mary Jackson Assumes Navy Installations Command Leadership

Vice Adm. Mary Jackson, former commander of Navy Region Southeast, officially assumed the role of commander of the Navy Installations Command during a change-of-command ceremony held Friday in Washington. The service branch said Friday Jackson succeeded Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, who served as the fifth CNIC and managed 71 Navy installations under 11 regions that include …

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