Tag Archives: Joe Biden

Biden Selects Janet Yellen, Neera Tanden for Treasury, OMB Leadership Roles

Treasury

President-elect Joe Biden has selected Janet Yellen, former chair of the Federal Reserve, to be secretary of the Treasury and Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, to serve as director at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Yellen and Tanden are among the six nominees and appointees for the incoming administration's key economic positions.

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House Committee Chairs Urge Federal Agencies to Observe Data Preservation Measures

Capitol Hill

More than 50 federal agencies have received communications from top House Democrats requesting their compliance with record and document preservation requirements as the representatives prepare for the presidential transition. In their letters to 53 agencies, the House committee chairs emphasized the government's obligation to save and archive any Congress-requested information "in a manner that is easily retrievable."

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Rep. Jim Langevin: Countries Should Quickly Attribute Cyber Incidents

Jim Langevin

Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., said the international community should speed up attribution of cyber attacks by other countries to implement cyber norms. He believes that countries should leverage human and signals intelligence and other cyber resources and be more willing to publicly attribute cyber incidents. Langevin wants to focus more on cyber threats facing the country.

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William Evanina Offers Update on Foreign Actors’ Activities Ahead of 2020 Elections

William Evanina

William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, has issued a statement providing updates on attempts by foreign threat actors to influence preferences of voters, undermine the citizens’ confidence in the democratic process and shift U.S. policies ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential elections.

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USAID, Ukraine Government Work Together on Energy and Judicial Reform Programs

The U.S. Agency for International Development has worked with Ukraine’s government to create several new programs designed to promote judicial reform and energy sector improvements in Ukraine. Vice President Joe Biden announced that the programs are part of the $220 million U.S. government’s foreign assistance initiative to Ukraine, USAID said Wednesday. The agency stated that …

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Federal Judges: Sequestration Hinders the Litigation Process

A group of federal district court judges have called on lawmakers to increase judiciary funding because of how sequestration cuts impact court operations, Federal Times reported Thursday. Sean Reilly writes the sequestration has reduced federal court spending by $350 million for fiscal 2013, or about 5 percent of the previous …

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Petraeus Sworn In as CIA Director

David Petraeus, the recently retired Army general who served as top commander in both Afghanistan and Iraq, was sworn in Tuesday as director of the CIA. Petraeus becomes the 20th director in agency history, taking over for Leon Panetta, who left the CIA in June to become defense secretary. After …

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