National Security Council

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

For some perspective, Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with Chris Painter, the former State Department cyber diplomat, now president of the Global Forum…

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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

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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

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Joe Biden

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

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CIOs, CISO navigate management, culture barriers to telework amid coronavirus

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Jackie Speier, Jim Langevin

Top House Armed Services Democrat wants oversight of new DoD cyber strategy

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Alan Thomas, Federal Acquisition Service commissionerGSA

GSA moving forward with automated contract oversight process

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John Bolton

Senators hope to save cybersecurity coordinator position

In today’s Federal Newscast, 18 Democratic senators asked National Security Adviser John Bolton to reconsider his decision to absorb the White House cybersecurity…

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Air Force plans to welcome back retired pilots to fill manpower shortages

The Air Force said it will encourage applications for re-instatement from retired pilots in a move to ease its growing manpower shortage.

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