Tag Archives: National Security Council

Trump Eyes Nomination of Sean Plankey as DHS Asst Director

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President Trump plans to nominate Sean Plankey to serve as assistant director for infrastructure security at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Plankey currently serves as principal deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response at the Department of Energy (DOE). Before DOE, he held the role of director for cyber policy at the National Security Council

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GAO Assesses 5G Strategy Against Six Key Characteristics of Effective National Strategies

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has examined the National Strategy to Secure 5G released by the White House in March 2020 and found that the document partially addressed five of the six desirable characteristics for an effective national strategy. GAO called on the assistant to the president for national security affairs to collaborate with the National Security Council (NSC) and National Economic Council. 

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President Trump to Nominate Allen Robert Souza for IC Inspector General Role

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Allen Robert Souza, the National Security Council's principal deputy senior director for intelligence programs, has received President Trump's favor to serve as the intelligence community's inspector general. Trump intends to nominate Souza who currently supports coordination across the federal government's intelligence programs, the White House said Wednesday.

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GAO: Congress Should Define Central Leadership Role to Oversee Cyber Strategy Implementation

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has called on Congress to consider drafting a bill to designate a leader in the White House to oversee the government’s cybersecurity efforts including the implementation of the National Cyber Strategy. GAO identified 23 federal agencies responsible for cybersecurity improvement efforts and found that some agencies have developed initiatives.

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President Trump Picks Christopher Miller to Oversee National Counterterrorism Center

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President Trump intends to nominate Christopher Miller, deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Defense for special operations and combating terrorism, to serve as director of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's National Counterterrorism Center.

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John Rood to Step Down as Defense Undersecretary for Policy

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John Rood, undersecretary of defense for policy, will step down from his post at the Department of Defense on Feb. 28, CNN reported Wednesday. President Trump confirmed Rood’s resignation in a tweet posted Wednesday. Sources told the publication Rood’s departure stems from several issues, including the handling of military aid to Ukraine.

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