National Security Council

Pentagon Chief Cancer Explainer

Insight into the weird situation of the hospitalized Defense Secretary

Washington, and much of the nation, has been scratching its collective head over the case of Lloyd Austin. The Secretary of Defense was hospitalized with…

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Biden cyber strategy ‘fundamentally re-imagines’ responsibility for security risks

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After the Huawei and ZTE bans, what’s next for China trade policy

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Agency data leaders see strong tie into federal zero trust security push

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Kamala Harris

Lawmakers press White House for details on efforts to boost diversity across national security workforce

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(AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, a U.S. flag flies at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba. The United States is renewing calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of “attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that have affected some two dozen people. At a senior-level meeting with Cuban officials in Washington on June 14, 2018, the State Department said it had again raised the issue, which has prompted a significant reduction in staffing at the U.S. Embassy in Havana.(AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)

White House appoints leader of its response to mysterious ‘Havana Syndrome’

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A former cyber diplomat says the government needs to refresh its thinking about response to foreign attacks

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(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo a U.S. Department of Homeland Security plaque is displayed a podium as international passengers arrive at Miami international Airport where they are screened by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Miami. The damned-if-you-pay-damned-if-you-don’t dilemma on ransomware payments has left U.S. officials fumbling about how to respond. While the Biden administration “strongly discourages” paying, it recognizes that failing to pay would be suicidal for some victims. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

CISA sees zero trust adoption coming into focus under cyber executive order

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Harry S. Truman Building, headquarters for the State Department, is seen in Washington, Monday, March 9, 2009. (AP Photo/J.  Scott Applewhite)

Steadying the foreign policy ship after a change in administration

Foreign policy shifts back and forth from administration to administration, sometimes violently. So how do the diplomats manage to convey stability of…

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(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2016, file photo illustration, a person types on a laptop in Florida. Riviera Beach, Fla., agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses. Spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said Wednesday, June 19, 2019, that the city of 35,000 residents has been working with outside security consultants, who recommended the ransom be paid. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

How the National Security Council could better deal with technology-based threats

A study sponsored by the Brookings Institution has several recommendations for reforming the National Security Council, reforms its urging the Biden administration…

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Joe Biden

President Biden looking to attract more people from STEM fields into the national security workforce

In today’s Federal Newscast, a new memo from President Biden will create a new inter-agency task force to develop proposals to recruit, retain and support national security professionals.

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