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NIST and Industry Begin Dialogue on Cybersecurity Standards

Representatives from critical infrastructure providers and employees at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, spoke at an event at the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. about President Obama’s new executive order on cybersecurity. According to a Federal News Radio article, there were two central themes that came out …

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to Take Pay Cut During Furlough Period

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will take a pay cut during the upcoming furlough as a “show of solidarity with civilians,” according to a Gov Exec article. Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Hagel will forfeit part of his salary as the furlough period begins in mid-June. According to Omaha.com, Hagel made …

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President Obama Arrives in Israel for Middle East Visit

President Barack Obama has arrived in Israel for his first visit as Commander-in-Chief and will go to numerous sites in the Jewish state as he tries to reassure its leadership of U.S. commitment to stopping a nuclear Iran. According to a USA Today article, Obama will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas …

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Presidential Council on Jobs and Competitiveness to Expire This Week

With unemployment at 7.8 percent, the Obama Administration has decided to let the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness expire, according to an Associated Press article. The White House website says the council “was created to provide non-partisan advice to the President on continuing to strengthen the Nation’s economy and ensure the competitiveness of …

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EPA Head Lisa Jackson to Step Down

Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson has announced she will step down in January, according to a USA Today article. She is the first African American to serve as EPA administrator and faced tough congressional opposition from Republicans throughout her four years on the job. The chemical engineer by training …

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Rep. Mike Rogers: New Cyber Threat Will Revive CISPA Bill

According to House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, a new and undisclosed cyberthreat might start a new debate on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act during the lame duck session, National Defense Magazine reports. Rogers said that the threat might target US networks that will have “some very …

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