Tag Archives: Ukraine

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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US-CERT Warns of ‘Bad Rabbit’ Ransomware Attacks

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The U.S. government has released a notice about a new ransomware that homed in on media companies in Russia and transportation systems in Ukraine, CNN Tech reported Wednesday. The ransomware attack was also identified in other countries such as the U.S., Japan, Germany and Turkey. The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness …

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Profile: John Brennan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Resources in Bureau of Consular Affairs

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John Brennan has served as deputy assistant secretary for resources at the State Department‘s Bureau of Consular Affairs since November 2015. In that capacity, he manages the bureau’s budget, strategic planning, human resources and information technology functions. The 32-year State Department veteran previously held the roles of senior adviser for the Electronic Visa …

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IHS Markit: Global Militant Attacks Up 25% From 2015 to 2016

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A new report from IHS Markit says militant attacks worldwide rose from 18,987 in 2015 to 24,202 in 2016 with Syria and Iraq accounting for 45 percent of those attacks. IHS Markit said Tuesday the Islamic State organization constituted approximately 18 percent of the global militant attacks and accounted for …

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