Tag Archives: Mark Warner

Lawmakers Urge Senate Panel to Include Additional TMF Funding in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

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Six lawmakers have called on the leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee to allot an additional $1 billion for the Technology Modernization Fund in the upcoming COVID-19 relief measure to support updates to federal information technology systems.

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Senate Committee OKs Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal 2021; Sen. Mark Warner Quoted

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The intelligence-focused committee within the Senate has passed a bill that aims to bolster the continued performance of the U.S. intelligence community. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said Wednesday that it's given its approval of the Fiscal Year 2021 Intelligence Authorization Act that provides the IC with new funds, authorities and boosted congressional oversight.

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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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Senators Ask Congress for More Funds to Help US Digital Service, TTS Back States, Local Governments

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A group of 16 senators has called on congressional leaders to allocate more funds for the Office of Management and Budget’s U.S. Digital Service and the General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Service to help state and local governments address information technology challenges as they administer federal assistance programs to citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bipartisan Senator Group Asks CISA, USCYBERCOM to Boost Hospital Cybersecurity

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Sens. David Perdue, R-Ga.; Edward Markey, D-Mass.; Mark Warner, D-Va.; Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.; and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., have addressed the country's cyber officials on hospitals' protection against cyber attacks. The senators asked U.S. Cyber Command and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to better protect hospitals against cyber attacks, Warner's office said Tuesday.

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Senate Panel Releases Report on IC’s Assessment of Russian Election Interference

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The Senate Intelligence Committee issued a bipartisan report reaffirming the intelligence community’s findings about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, The Hill reported Tuesday. Analysts involved in the IC assessment “were under no politically motivated pressure to reach specific conclusions” and that the ICA offers a “coherent and well-constructed intelligence basis” for the Russian interference, according to the report.

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Sen. Mark Warner Asks OMB to Clarify Relief for Contractors Involved in National Security Missions

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Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and a three-time Wash100 award winner, has asked the Office of Management and Budget to release a directive that would direct agencies to implement a provision in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act that offers relief to contractors supporting the country’s national security missions.

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President Trump Approves Disaster Declaration for the Commonwealth of Virginia; Tim Kaine, Mark Warner Quoted

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the Commonwealth of Virginia to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the agency announced on Thursday.

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Sen. Mark Warner: DNI, OPM Security Clearances Must Go on Amid Coronavirus

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Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., urged the directors of national intelligence and the Office of Personnel Management to make sure the coronavirus outbreak does not affect security clearances in the intelligence community. The senator wrote a letter posted Wednesday to Richard Grenell and Dale Cabaniss amid concerns of the outbreak's financial effects causing security clearance delays.

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