(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)

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

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Senate mulls subpoena after White House cybersecurity coordinator declines to testify

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