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Robert Strayer Joins State Dept as Tech Policy Lead

Robert Strayer, former general counsel for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has joined the State Department as deputy assistant secretary for cyber and international communications and information policy. Strayer will lead U.S. engagement on technology policy and digital economy with international organizations in his new role, the Computer & Communications …

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Sen. John McCain: Senate Armed Services Committee to Draft Cyber Policy Bill

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) has said SASC will create a bill that would require President-elect Donald Trump’s administration to draft a cybersecurity policy and strategy in response to Russia’s cyber hacking operations during the 2016 presidential elections, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes McCain noted that …

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David Shear Describes DoD’s Approach to South China Sea Row

David Shear, assistant defense secretary for Asian and Pacific security affairs, has outlined the Pentagon’s strategies to address maritime disputes in South China Sea, DoD News reported Thursday. Shear told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that China’s 2,000-acre reclamation in the region alters the regional status quo and presents several …

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Treasury’s David Cohen: Iran Could Lose $11B as Oil Prices Drop

David Cohen, the Treasury Department’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said he expects Iran to lose an additional $11 billion in revenue if oil prices continue to slip, Reuters reported Wednesday. Patricia Zengerle and Timothy Gardner write oil prices have dropped by more than 50 percent to over $49 a barrel …

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