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James Comey: FBI Investigates Russia’s Interference in US Election

FBI Director James Comey has informed House Intelligence Committee members that the bureau is looking into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election and any coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, CNN reported Tuesday. Stephen Collinson writes Comey told the committee at a Monday hearing that FBI will also investigate if any crimes were committed in the …

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GSA to Get $200M Funding Increase Under Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal

President Donald Trump’s budget request for fiscal 2018 would raise the General Services Administration’s discretionary spending authority to $500 million, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday. Daniel J. Sernovitz writes the figure represents a $200 million increase from GSA’s current budget authority and is up from the Obama administration’s $361 million …

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Gen. James Holmes Succeeds Gen. Hawk Carlisle as Air Combat Command Chief

Gen. James Holmes, former deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements at the U.S. Air Force, has officially assumed leadership of the Air Combat Command during a ceremony held Friday at Joint Base Langley–Eustis in Virginia. The Air Force said Friday Holmes succeeded Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, who retired from service after a …

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Members of Obama’s Cyber Commission Urge Trump to Execute Cybersecurity Recommendations

Three members of a cybersecurity commission that former President Barack Obama established under a 2016 executive order have called on the Trump administration to implement its recommendations to build up the federal government’s cybersecurity posture, The Hill newspaper reported Monday. The Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity released a report in …

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Joseph Clancy to Retire as Secret Service Director

U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy will retire by March 4 after a 29-year career at the agency, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Carol Leonnig writes Clancy confirmed Tuesday he plans to retire for good and move back to his house in Philadelphia. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Clancy’s resignation presents an opportunity for President …

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Report: US Treasury Lifts IT Product Sales Ban on Russia

The Treasury Department has lifted the ban on sales of information technology products to Russia, USA Today reported Thursday. Doug Stanglin writes the department’s office of foreign assets control made some changes on economic sanctions imposed by the previous administration against all transactions and activities with Russia’s federal security service. Former …

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Gregory Touhill Exits Role as Federal Chief Information Security Officer

Gregory Touhill, federal chief information security officer, has stepped down Tuesday following a four-month stint as head of civilian cybersecurity policies within the Office of Management and Budget, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday. Aaron Boyd writes Touhill’s resignation comes ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Jan. 20 and on the same day as …

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