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G7 Leaders Urge Tech Firms to Help Address Online Extremism

Leaders of Group of Seven member states have issued a joint declaration that calls for social networking sites and internet companies to stem the spread of terror propaganda, the Associated Press reported Friday. State leaders signed the declaration Friday during the G7 Summit in Sicily, Italy, days after the Islamic …

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President Trump Urges NATO Members to Boost Defense Spending

President Donald Trump has urged NATO member countries to meet commitments to spend 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense, DoD News reported Thursday. Trump said at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium that the 2 percent commitment is the “bare minimum” for addressing current threats and is not enough …

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U.S., Saudi Arabia Agree to Establish Cooperation Against Terrorist Financing Networks

U.S. and Saudi Arabia have entered into an agreement to establish a multinational alliance that will identify and implement measures against terrorist financial networks. The Terrorist Financing Targeting Center will promote collaboration between U.S., Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates in efforts to counter terrorist networks, …

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John Kelly: DHS Partners With Industry to Protect Federal Networks from Cyber Attacks

John Kelly, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has said DHS has collaborated with industry to update outdated information technology systems as part of efforts to safeguard the federal government’s data infrastructure from cyber attacks. Kelly said in a speech delivered Tuesday at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland …

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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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GAO Adds Federal Indian Programs, Environmental Liabilities, 2020 Census to High-Risk List

The Government Accountability Office has added the 2020 Decennial Census, federal environmental liabilities and management of federal health, education and energy programs for Indian tribes to its high-risk list or areas in government operations that are vulnerable to fraud, waste and mismanagement. GAO said in a report published Wednesday the addition of the …

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US, China Reaffirm Cooperation to Address Cybercrime & Network Protection

Government representatives from U.S. and China have reaffirmed the two countries’ commitment to cooperate on cybersecurity efforts such as cyber crime investigations and network protection. The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday Attorney General Loretta Lynch, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson and Chinese public security ministry leader Guo Shengkun co-chaired the third …

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