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Trump Signs Executive Order to Address US Reliance on Foreign Adversaries’ Critical Minerals

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President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to declare a national emergency to help address the threat posed by the country’s dependence on critical minerals from foreign adversaries to U.S. national security, economy and foreign policy. The secretary of the State Department should hand over to the executive branch a report to establish resilient critical mineral supply chains,

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SBA Awards Consult DSA $5.5M Contract to Report Emergency Effects of COVID-19

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded a $5.5 million contract to Consult DSA, a woman-owned small business based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, to implement improvements amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency reported on Friday. The contract is set to run for a base of 12 months, with four one-year add-on options.

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New Executive Order Seeks to Protect US Bulk-Power System From Foreign Adversaries

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President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order declaring a national emergency to address cyber threats and other risks posed by foreign adversaries to the U.S. bulk-power system. The order will prohibit the acquisition and installation of bulk-power system electric equipment designed, developed or supplied by foreign adversaries.

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Pentagon to Free Up $3.6B to Support 11 Border Barrier Construction Projects; Jonathan Hoffman Quoted

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Jonathan Hoffman, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, said the Department of Defense has identified 127 domestic and overseas military construction projects that could be postponed to free up $3.6B in funds to support barrier projects at the southern U.S. border, DoD reported Wednesday.

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DHS Warns of Data Security Risk Associated With Chinese-Made Drones

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The Department of Homeland Security issued an alert saying Chinese-built drones may be transmitting to manufacturers sensitive flight information that could be accessed by the Chinese government, CNN reported Monday. The drones "contain components that can compromise your data and share your information on a server accessed beyond the company itself,” the DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said in the alert obtained by CNN.

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Trump Inks Executive Order on ICT Supply Chain Security

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President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday declaring a national emergency to address threats posed by foreign adversaries to the country's information and communications technology and services. The EO prohibits transactions involving ICT and related services that pose national security risks and threats to the security and resiliency of the U.S. critical infrastructure and digital economy, the White House said Wednesday

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Trump May Opt for Emergency Declaration to Fund Border Wall

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President Donald Trump has said he may pursue a national emergency to fund the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border should negotiations over spending fail, Federal Times reported Wednesday. “I think we might work a deal and if we don’t, I may go that route. I have the absolute right to do national emergency if I want,” he told reporters Wednesday at the White House.

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