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Bipartisan Senators Call for Interagency Group to Drive Allied Efforts on Emerging Technologies

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A bipartisan group of senators have introduced new legislation to establish an alliance between democratic nations against authoritarian regimes like the Chinese Communist Party. The interagency office will allocate $5 billion for an International Technology Partnership Fund for joint research efforts between U.S. and allied agencies, technology companies, universities and other stakeholders in addition to providing funding for third-country industries.

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Sens. Mark Warner, Marco Rubio Want ‘Clear Leader’ to Manage Response to SolarWinds Cyber Breach

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Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the committee’s vice chairman, have called on leaders of intelligence agencies and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to designate an official to oversee the country’s response to the SolarWinds cyber incident.

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Senate Confirms Rep. John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence; Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Charles Grassley Quoted

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The Senate Intelligence Committee confirmed of Representative John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) to be the nation’s top intelligence official on Tuesday. Today, the Senate Intelligence Panel endorsed Ratcliffe as director of National Intelligence. 

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Sens. Marco Rubio, Richard Blumenthal Want NASA Artemis to Expand Industrial Collaboration

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., wrote a letter to Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, to promote industrial collaboration as the space agency plans to revive manned exploration. Rubio and Blumenthal want NASA's Artemis exploration program to demonstrate safety measures, produce information on lunar resources and develop technologies for future explorations, with the U.S. space industry, the senators said in a letter posted Tuesday.

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Sen. Marco Rubio: Agencies Must Use U.S.-Made Launch Vehicles

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has requested Vice President Mike Pence to order the use of U.S.-made rockets for government payload launches. Rubio's office said Monday that his request acknowledges the U.S. industrial base's capacity to launch government payloads and elliminate the need for foreign vehicles.

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Sens. Marco Rubio, Gary Peters Present Small Business Cybersecurity Bill

Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Gary Peters, D-Mich., introduced a bill to better inform small businesses on cybersecurity. The Cybersecurity Assistance Act of 2019 will task the Small Business Administration to provide these firms with cybersecurity counseling and access to informative materials, Rubio’s office said Monday

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Sens. Ron Wyden, Marco Rubio Calling for ‘Threat Assessments’ on Foreign-Made VPNs

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sent a letter Thursday to the Department of Homeland Security calling for the potential ban of foreign-made virtual private networks for use by government employees. Wyden and Rubio are urging Christoper Krebs, director of DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, to conduct a threat assessment on the national security risks that come with government employees using browsers that run on VPNs created by foreign companies.

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