Tag Archives: White House

White House Unveils Recommendations for US Immigration Reform

The White House, State Department and Department of Homeland Security have worked with internal and external stakeholders to establish recommended actions that would drive the government’s efforts to transform the U.S. immigration system. In a report released this month, the White House highlights three focus areas for reform: the visa application …

Read More »

Maarten Bron: Underwriters Laboratories, White House Plan to Launch ‘Internet of Things’ Security Certification

Maarten Bron, director of innovations at Underwriters Laboratories, has confirmed that UL is in talks with the Obama administration to introduce a certification standard intended to safeguard Internet-connected devices from cyber threats, InformationWeek’s Dark Reading reported Monday. “What the White House is trying to achieve is to foster collaboration between private …

Read More »

OPM Data Hacks Prompt New Federal Cybersecurity Effort

Federal investigators have uncovered a second breach at the Office of Personnel Management as they examined an earlier incident affecting approximately 4 million federal employee records, National Journal reported Friday. Dustin Volz reports the other intrusion may have exposed personal information of intelligence and military personnel who filled out Standard Form …

Read More »

Greg Nadeau Nominated to FHWA Administrator Post

President Barack Obama has announced his plan to appoint Greg Nadeau, deputy administrator of the Federal Highway Administration at the Transportation Department, as full-time FHWA administrator. Nadeau held the post on an interim basis between July 2014 and February 2015, according to the White House’s notice posted Friday. Prior to …

Read More »

Michael Daniel: Public-Private Partnerships Key in Cyber Data Sharing

The White House is looking to form partnerships with the private sector to further expand the government’s cybersecurity information sharing initiative, the Christian Science Monitor reported Thursday. Michael Daniel, White House cybersecurity coordinator, told the Atlantic Council’s cyber risk event Wednesday he believes new relationships between the government and businesses could bolster the cybersecurity data …

Read More »

US Government Inks Mobile Payment Deal with Apple

The U.S. government has signed a deal with Apple Inc. that authorizes federal employees to process government purchases using the Cupertino, California-based company’s mobile payment system, FedScoop reported Friday. Wyatt Kash writes Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during a cybersecurity summit at Stanford University that the government will begin to use the …

Read More »