Russia

  • Feds press local election officials to accept cyber help, but decline to identify hackers

    The Obama administration’s top homeland security adviser said an official U.S. response may still be coming, and in the meantime, federal officials are keen to bolster public confidence in the U.S. election system,

  • Russian spacecraft launches with NASA astronaut aboard

    The Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Thursday, July 7, 2016 , Kazakh time (July 6 Eastern time), Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

  • NGA: Unclassified Arctic DEMs a treasure trove of data

    To help U.S. agencies operating in the Arctic region, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency has been releasing non-classified data to anyone who wants to use it, public or private.

  • Bob Silverman, President, American Foreign Service Association

    One of the toughest jobs in the State Department these days might be ambassador to Russia. That job was conferred just days ago on veteran career diplomat John Tefft. He arrives in Moscow when tensions between Russia and the United States are as high as they’ve been since the Cold War. Bob Silverman is president of the American Foreign Service Association. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss how Tefft will have to go about his job.

  • U.S. sales to Russia poised for boost under WTO

    Senate Bill 3285 would grant Russia permanent normal trade status, requiring the U.S. to provide Russia with tariff and trade treatment that’s no less beneficial than what the U.S. applies to any other country with the same status.

  • Cyber weaknesses could deter US from cyber war

    America’s critical computer networks are so vulnerable to attack, it should act as a deterrent to war, U.S. cybersecurity expert, Richard Clarke said, according to the Associated Press.

  • US intel officials accuse Russia, China in cyber attacks motivated by greed

    U.S. intelligence officials have accused China and Russia of systematically stealing data for their own national economic gain. It is the most forceful and detailed public airing of U.S. allegations after years of private complaints, the Associated Press reports.

  • Russia blaming U.S., Israel for Stuxnet

    Many cyber experts think Israel was behind the malware, possibly with some help from the U.S. But Rogachyov’s comments were the first official statement from Russia blaming the US and Israel.

  • U.S.-Russia Agreement a Cyber ‘Reset’

    The United States and Russia have been attempting to “reset’ relations, which have been strained recently. And the two former rivals are giving new meaning to digital diplomacy, agreeing to share information about common cyber…

  • Cyber hot line could help thaw U.S.-Russia relations

    The US and Russia are teaming up to create a new cyber hotline. Learn more in today’s cybersecurity update.