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Rex Tillerson: Trump Orders Interagency Review of Iran Nuclear Pact

President Donald Trump has instructed the National Security Council to lead an interagency review group tasked to examine whether the lifting of sanctions on Iran aligns with U.S. national security interests. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson informed House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) in a letter published Tuesday that Iran has continued to comply with commitments under a …

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Rep. Devin Nunes: House Intell Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Russian Interference

The House Intelligence Committee plans to hold an initial open hearing on March 20 to investigate Russian intelligence efforts that targeted the U.S., The Daily Caller reported Tuesday. Kerry Picket writes the panel invited government agency leaders such as FBI‘s James Comey and National Security Agency‘s Mike Rogers as well as Dmitri Alperovitch and Shawn …

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US, South Korea Vow to Uphold UN Sanctions on North Korea

President Barack Obama said the U.S. will team up with South Korea and other allies in efforts to ensure that the latest United Nations sanctions against North Korea’s missile launches are implemented fully. Obama said in his remarks published Tuesday that both he and South Korean President Park Geun-hye condemn what he calls the “provocations” by North Korea. …

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FAA to Sanction Unregistered Drone Operators; Michael Huerta Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration will impose regulatory or criminal sanctions against operators of small unmanned aerial systems that are not registered with the agency, The Hill newspaper reported Monday. Keith Laing writes FAA’s mandatory online registration for civilian drones that weigh less than 55 pounds ended Friday. The agency has recorded 368,472 registrants and said unregistered drone users could face a …

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Reuters: US, S. Korea Discuss Possible Response to N. Korea Nuclear Test

President Barack Obama has spoken to South Korean President Park Geun-hye about options for responding to North Korea’s fourth rogue nuclear test, Reuters reported Thursday. South Korea is considering deployment of U.S.-built strategic weapons after North Korea declared it has performed an underground test of a hydrogen bomb, according to the report by Ju-Min Park and Se …

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Treasury Dept Issues Rule to Enforce Foreign Cyber Intruder Sanctions

The Treasury Department has published an abbreviated form of its policy to punish foreign organizations or individuals that hack U.S.’ cyber-dependent critical infrastructure, Federal Times reported Monday. Aaron Boyd writes the regulation came after President Barack Obama ordered the department to protect U.S. assets and citizens against large-scale intrusions by international threat actors …

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Sen. John McCain Calls for Faster US Cyber Deterrence Action

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) wrote to three federal officials to remind them of existing legal measures that McCain said the government should adopt to deter hackers who target U.S. infrastructure, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Cory Bennett writes McCain has asked Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to explain why the Obama administration has delayed cyber …

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US, China Reach Cyber Cooperation Agreement

The U.S. and China have reached an agreement to not conduct economic cyber espionage during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S. last week, USA Today reported Friday. David Jackson writes that Xi has denied reports of his government’s involvement in recent cyber attacks, such as the hacks on Office of Personnel …

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State Dept Sanctions 5 Russian Companies for Violation of Multilateral Export Control Law

The State Department has barred 23 international companies from doing business in the U.S. after the agency found evidence that the organizations defied the Iran, North Korea and Syria Nonproliferation Act, Defense News reported Wednesday. Matthew Bodner writes the sanctioned businesses include Russian state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport, aircraft designer MiG …

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Michael Daniel: Obama Administration Seeks to Deter Cyber Crime Nations Through Sanctions

Michael Daniel, White House cybersecurity coordinator, has said President Barack Obama’s latest executive order is intended to protect the U.S. against large-scale foreign cyber intrusions, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Obama issued the order to authorize the departments of State, Justice and Treasury to impose sanctions against …

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