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Gerry Connolly Urges White House to Sign IT Reform Bill

Rep. Gerry Connolly, (D-Va.), has urged the White House to carefully consider a bill on information technology reforms that the House of Representatives passed last month, Nextgov reported Thursday. John Marks writes the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act is meant to assign a leader for each federal department who will …

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U.S. to Hold Regular Cybersecurity Meetings With China

The governments of the U.S. and China will hold regular meetings beginning next month to explore possible standards governing cybersecurity and industrial espionage, GMA News reported Monday. A White House official told Agence France-Presse that high-level officials seek to tackle hacking incidents and set ground rules for cyberspace activities. According …

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Obama, Chinese Leader to Discuss Cyber, Regional Matters

President Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping will meet in a summit June 7 and June 8 to discuss cybersecurity and regional issues, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The website reports National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, who visited China on May 26, told Xi that Obama wants to establish a relationship …

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Exec Order Puts CTO, CIO In Charge of Federal Open Data Repository

Federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel will oversee an online repository of government information intended to help federal agencies adopt a new open data policy, Information Week reported Thursday. Elena Malykhina writes President Barack Obama issued an executive order mandating the new policy, which …

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Google, Twitter Vet Nicole Wong Named WH Privacy Adviser

Nicole Wong, formerly legal director at Twitter, has been appointed as a senior Internet privacy adviser to President Barack Obama, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Brian Fung writes Wong will report directly to Todd Park, White House chief technology officer. Wong is expected to help the White House address the Cyber Intelligence …

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Rep. Mike Rogers Urges Obama Administration to Intervene in Syria

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., the chairman of the House intelligence committee, has called on the U.S. government to act on the Syrian regime’s alleged use of chemical warfare, The Hill has reported. Brendan Sasso writes the call came after the White House reported it has evidence that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s …

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