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Jeh Johnson: Congress Should Legally Authorize ‘Einstein’ Program for Cyber Defense

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has urged lawmakers to facilitate information sharing and legally authorize DHS’ Einstein program in an effort to protect government networks from cyber attacks, FierceGovernmentIT reported Tuesday. Robert Bartley writes Einstein is a DHS-run system that works to monitor and detect network vulnerabilities and intrusions. Johnson …

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James Clapper, John McCain Express Doubt on US-China Cyber Cooperation

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has indicated his skepticism on the effectiveness of the U.S.-China cyber cooperation agreement announced last week, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea Shalal writes that while Clapper acknowledged the agreement to halt economic cyber espionage as a start to further cybersecurity, he urged the administration to verify …

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US, China Reach Cyber Cooperation Agreement

The U.S. and China have reached an agreement to not conduct economic cyber espionage during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S. last week, USA Today reported Friday. David Jackson writes that Xi has denied reports of his government’s involvement in recent cyber attacks, such as the hacks on Office of Personnel …

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Gen. Joseph Dunford Becomes 19th Joint Chiefs Chairman

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, former commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, assumed the role of chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at a ceremony held Friday in Arlington, Virginia, the Washington Post reported. Missy Ryan writes Dunford took over the position from retired Army Gen. Martin Dempsey during a handover ceremony attended …

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David Shear: Military Modernization, Resource Demand Could Create APAC Region Instability

David Shear, assistant defense secretary for Asian-Pacific security affairs, has detailed the U.S. government’s efforts to ensure maritime security in Asia-Pacific, DoD News reported Friday. Shear said the U.S. will work to safeguard freedom of navigation within the region’s maritime environment through continued engagement, multilateral institutions and diplomacy, Jim Garamone …

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NY Times: US Eyes Retaliation for Gov’t Cyber Attacks

The White House wants to enforce retaliatory measures against the China-backed source of a cyber attack on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management after the federal government realized the extent of the data breach, the New York Times reported Friday. David Sanger writes administration officials have considered multiple options such …

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